Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees - 7/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (51-48) at Houston Astros (54-45)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
C Sabathia (5-8) (4.04) vs. D Fister (10-6) (3.42)
The Line: Houston Astros -140 / New York Yankees +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Southwest, SNY
The New York Yankees look to stay in the playoff conversation with a win at the Houston Astros.
The New York Yankees have been silent on the trade front and have climbed above .500 with wins in five of seven after squeezing by Houston 2-1. The Yankees pitching saved them with starter Michael Pineda allowing a run on five hits over seven frames to up his record to 5-9. The Bronx Bombers managed seven hits with Chase Headley driving in a run and scoring while Austin Romine drove in another. Veteran left hander CC Sabathia get Tuesday’s start against the Astros who he last saw in 2014. On the season, Sabathia has gone 5-8 in 17 starts with a 1.38 WHIP and 4.04 ERA.
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The Houston Astros have been keeping the pressure on the Texas Rangers in the AL West but need to keep winning and for the Rangers to lose. The exact opposite happened Monday with Houston losing and Texas winning because the bats did nothing. Stros starter Dallas Keuchel fell to 6-10 with both runs scoring on six hits through 7.2 innings. Houston was held to just six hits and a pair of base on balls with George Springer slugging his 23 homer. Houston hands Tuesday’s start to Doug Fister who last saw New York in 2013. Fister defeated Oakland last time out 7-0, with four hits and a pair of BB given up in seven frames.
The under is 10-1 in the Yankees last 11 overall and the under is 10-1 in their last 11 on grass while New York are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. Houston are 21-6 in their last 27 home games and are 36-15 in their last 51 games on grass while going 37-16 in their last 53 overall. The under is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Houston and New York are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Houston. I like Fister here if the Astros find a way to score…