Nationals vs. Yankees - 5/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (22-17) at Washington Nationals (22-17)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
A Warren (2-2) (4.50) vs. A.J. Cole (0-0) (7.20)
The Line: Washington Nationals -144 / New York Yankees +134 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, MASN
The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals end their two-game series Wednesday night.
The New York Yankees look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Yankees have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last nine games. The Yankees have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. 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 lost seven of their last nine road games. Adam Warren gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Warren’s first career game against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Nationals have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Nationals have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 47 hits and 14 RBI while Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos have combined for 58 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won five straight games at home. A.J. Cole takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 7.20 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Cole’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Warrens last 6 starts. The Nationals are 56-24 in their last 80 interleague games as a favorite and 53-25 in their last 78 games as a favorite overall. The Yankees are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Washington.
This is too good of a price not to take the Yankees. The Yanks are due for a victory after getting themselves into a slump, and Warren has improved his last couple of starts.