New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (57-64) at New York Yankees (67-54)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
D Salazar (11-6) (3.16) vs. Luis Severino (0-2) (3.18)
The Line: New York Yankees -134 / Cleveland Indians +124 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Network, YES, SportsTime Ohio
The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians face off on Saturday in game three of their MLB series.
The New York Yankees looked over matched for the second night in a row as they at home to the Indians on Friday. Brett Gardener had two hits and Chase Headley an Alex Rodriguez each had hits as the Yankees scored three runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka allowed seven hits and four runs, three earned, while striking out three over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 9-6 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Yankees start Louis Severino who has allowed 14 hits and six earned runs while striking out 18 over 17 innings for a 0-2 record and a 3.18 ERA.
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The Cleveland Indians simply were the better team as they beat the Yankees on Friday for the second night in a row. Carlos Santana hit a home run, Michael Brantley had two hits, and Jason Kipnis had a hit as the Indians scored seven runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco allowed five hits and a run while striking out 11 over 6.2 innings to get the win and go to 12-9 for the season and Cody Allen earned his 25th save. For Saturday’s game the Indians start Danny Salazar who has allowed 107 hits and 49 earned runs while striking out 156 over 139.2 innings for an 11-6 record and a 3.16 ERA.
New York is 18-5 in game three of a series, 6-3 in their last nine games, and 26-13 in their last 39 home games. Cleveland is 1-5 in game three of a series, 9-3 against the AL East, and 1-4 in Salazar’s last five starts as a road underdog. Cleveland is 6-1 in their last seven meetings with New York.
The total in this one is set at 7.5 ad I see this one going over that number and that is my free pick. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.