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Rangers at Yankees - 5/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers (18-23) at New York Yankees (22-19)

MLB Baseball: Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

C Lewis (3-2) (3.06) vs. M Pineda (5-1) (3.31)

The Line: New York Yankees -188 / Texas Rangers +178 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-SW, YES, MLB Network

The Texas Rangers and New York Yankees begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Rangers have lost three of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 55 hits and 23 RBI while Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo have combined for 32 RBI. The Texas Rangers have split their last six road games. Colby Lewis gets the ball, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.06 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Lewis is 1-3 with a 5.28 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

Rangers at Yankees - 5/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Yankees need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Yankees have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Yankees have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 48 hits and six RBI while Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 52 RBI. The New York Yankees have won five of their last seven home games. Michael Pineda takes the hill, and he’s 5-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Pineda is 0-2 with a 4.74 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 games as a road underdog and 2-5 in Lewis' last 7 starts. The Yankees are 3-8 in their last 11 games following an off day and 8-2 in Pinedas last 10 starts. The Rangers are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings in New York. 

The Rangers can't put runs on the board, and that's likely not going to change with Pineda on the hill. Take the Yanks and the spread to give your wager more value. 

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New York Yankees -1.5

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