Indians vs. Yankees - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (61-49) at Cleveland Indians (51-59)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Luis Severino (0-1) (1.80) vs. C Carrasco (11-8) (3.76)
The Line: Cleveland Indians / New York Yankees --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, STOh
The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians begin a three-game series Monday night.
The New York Yankees need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored one run in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Yankees have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 110 hits and 49 RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined for 140 RBI. The New York Yankees have won six of their last nine road games. Luis Severino gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Severino’s first career game against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Indians have scored 34 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Indians have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 132 hits and 39 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 112 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last eight home games. Carlos Carrasco takes the hill, and he’s 11-8 with a 3.76 ERA and 147 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 3-2 with a 4.94 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Indians are 22-46 in their last 68 during game 1 of a series and 7-20 in Carrascos last 27 home starts. The Yankees are 28-12 in the last 40 meetings.
Not sure we can trust the Indians, especially at home where they've lost five of their last eight. The Yanks should be able to turn things around, and it starts right here.