Yankees vs. Tigers - 6/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (34-32) at New York Yankees (36-30)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Simon vs. Eovaldi
The Line: New York Yankees -118 / Detroit Tigers +108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, FOX
The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Tigers have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Tigers have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 82 hits and 51 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 69 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last eight road games. Alfredo Simon gets the nod, and he’s 7-3 with a 2.58 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Simon is 1-3 with a 4.31 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Yankees have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Yankees have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 65 hits and 33 RBI while Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann have combined for 90 RBI. The New York Yankees have won seven of their last eight home games. Nathan Eovaldi takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 5.12 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Yankees are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a home favorite and 4-1 in Eovaldis last 5 home starts. The Tigers are 18-37 in the last 55 meetings in New York.
The Yankees simply aren't losing on their home field, especially when Eovaldi is on the hill. I look for the Yanks to stay hot and Eovaldi to bounce back after a poor performance in his last outing.