Indians at Yankees - 8/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (57-64) at New York Yankees (67-54)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
T Bauer (9-10) (4.62) vs. C Sabathia (4-9) (5.24)
The Line: New York Yankees -144 / Cleveland Indians +134 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Indians have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight. The Indians have lost four of their last five when scoring three or less runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 136 hits and 39 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 125 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last eight road games. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he’s 9-10 with a 4.62 ERA and 138 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 1-3 with a 5.85 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more in seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees have won seven straight when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 122 hits and 54 RBI while Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 119 RBI. The New York Yankees have split their last eight home games. CC Sabathia takes the hill, and he’s 4-9 with a 5.24 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 4-2 with a 2.95 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series and 1-6 in Bauers last 7 starts. The Yankees are 53-25 in their last 78 during game 4 of a series and 5-2 in Sabathias last 7 starts. The Indians are 15-36 in the last 51 meetings in New York.
I'm siding with the over in this matchup, as both pitchers have given up their fair share of runs this season and the Yanks usually light it up at home. Expect double-digit runs in this game.