New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (61-45) at New York Yankees (54-54)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
C Kluber (10-8) (3.46) vs. C Sabathia (6-8) (4.15)
The Line: New York Yankees +148 / Cleveland Indians -158 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
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Coming up in MLB action on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, we’re getting another dose of the series between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees.
This will be the second game of the set. On Friday, the runs came in bunches as the Yankees posted a 13-7 victory.
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Pitching for the Indians on Saturday will be Corey Kluber. In his 21 starts and 10-8 record this year, Kluber owns a 3.27 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP. In a win his last time out against the A’s, Kluber put up seven innings with five hits and no earned.
At the plate, we’ve got some interesting Cleveland hitters to go over. Francisco Lindor has 126 hits with 73 runs, 13 homers and 55 RBI. Jason Kipnis has put up 118 hits with 63 runs, 18 homers and 59 runs. Jose Ramirez holds 108 hits with 54 runs and 44 RBI. Ramirez managed three hits and a run on Friday.
Over on the Yankees side, we’ll be seeing the big lefty CC Sabathia on the mound Saturday. In his 19 starts and 6-8 record this year, Sabathia owns a 4.15 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP in 112.2 innings. In a no-decision against the Mets his last time out, Sabathia logged eight hits and five earned.
The New York hitters don’t have as much punch as they did before the trade deadline. Didi Gregorius has hit 107 times with 45 runs, 12 homers and 48 RBI. Starlin Castro sits on 104 hits with 42 runs, 12 homers and 46 RBI. Castro blasted a homer on Friday. Jacoby Ellsbury has hit 107 times with 41 runs and 44 RBI.
The Indians are 7-2 in their last nine road games versus a left-handed starter, and 19-7 in their last 26 games against a left-handed starter. Cleveland is also 1-4 in their last five Saturday games, and 4-1 in Kluber’s last five Saturday starts.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are 2-5 in their last seven game twos of a series, and 1-4 in their last five Saturday games. New York is also 32-13 in Sabathia’s last 45 home starts versus a team with a winning record, and 35-16 in Sabathia’s last 51 starts versus the American League Central.
I’m probably not going to pick the Yankees for much of anything the rest of the year, especially with Sabathia on the mound. I’ll take the Indians here.