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Yankees vs. Athletics - 7/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (39-47) at New York Yankees (44-39)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

J Chavez (4-8) (3.20) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (4-3) (3.94)

The Line: New York Yankees -140 / Oakland Athletics +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-CA, YES, MLB Network

The Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees play a rubber game Thursday afternoon.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Athletics have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Lawrie leads Oakland with 87 hits and 37 RBI while Josh Reddick and Marcus Semien have combined for 72 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have won seven of their last eight road games. Jesse Chavez gets the ball, and he’s 4-8 with a 3.20 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Chavez is 4-0 with a 1.63 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

Yankees vs. Athletics - 7/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Yankees have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 89 hits and 39 RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined for 108 RBI. The New York Yankees have split their last eight home games. Masahiro Tanaka takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.94 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be Tanaka’s second career game against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 4-11 in Chavezs last 15 starts. The Yankees are 9-2 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 20-8 in Tanakas last 28 starts. The Athletics are 18-6 in the last 24 meetings. 

The A's have had no success with Chavez on the hill. Meanwhile, Tanaka has been solid as of late and the Yanks are pretty good overall at home. With a quick turnaround, I like the home team. 

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New York Yankees -140

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