Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/10/14
Cleveland Indians (57-59) at New York Yankees (61-54)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Carlos Carrasco (R) (0-3) (6.951) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (R) (7-7) (3.974)
The Line: New York Yankees -155 / Cleveland Indians +145 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, YES
The Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees play a rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
The Indians spanned a four-game losing streak with a win on Saturday and are one game from being a .500 ball club. The Indians are still trying to find their rhythm offensively, as they’ve scored three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Indians have lost eight of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Michael Brantley has four hits in this series and David Murphy has a hit in eight of his last 10 games. The Indians have an ERA of 3.90, which is 20th in the majors. Carlos Carrasco takes the mound, and he’s 3-4 with a 3.88 ERA and has 62 strikeouts in 65 innings. Carrasco is 2-2 with a 6.27 ERA in five career games against the Yankees.
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The Yankees are 6-3 in the month of August and six games above a .500 record. Despite the injuries, the Yankees pitching staff has held its own recently, allowing three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. Overall, the Yankees have an ERA of 3.82, which is 17th in the majors, and they’ve won nine of their last 11 when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jacoby Ellsbury has a hit in five of his last six games and Carlos Beltran has a hit in eight of his last 10 games. Starting is Hiroki Kuroda, who is 7-7 with a 3.97 ERA and has 98 strikeouts in 142.2 innings. Kuroda is 2-1 with a 3.10 ERA in three career starts against the Indians.
The Indians are 2-5 in Carrascos last 7 road starts and 3-14 in Carrascos last 17 starts overall. The Yankees are 4-1 in Kurodas last 5 starts as a favorite and 4-9 in Kurodas last 13 starts during game 3 of a series.
Both teams are having a hard time scoring runs lately. With a quick turnaround from Saturday's game, give me the under.