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Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees - 8/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (57-49) at Cleveland Indians (57-48)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

S Gray (6-5) (3.43) vs. C Kluber (8-3) (2.90)

The Line: Cleveland Indians -128 / New York Yankees +118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: STOh, YES, TVA

The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians meet Thursday in MLB action at Progressive Field.

The New York Yankees look for a victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The New York Yankees have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 110 hits and 75 RBI while Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius have combined for 199 hits and 101 RBI. Sonny Gray gets the ball, and he is 6-5 with a 3.43 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Gray is 3-2 with a 3.43 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees - 8/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cleveland Indians could use a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Indians have allowed 18 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Cleveland Indians have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 130 hits and 55 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana have combined for 210 hits and 108 RBI. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he is 8-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 161 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 3-1 with a 1.91 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League Central and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Indians are 10-1 in their last 11 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League East and 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The Yankees are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland.

Gray is allowing a batting average of .262 on the road this season with an ERA over four, and it may take a start or two before getting confortable in his new uniform. Kluber has been lights out this season, allowing one or less runs in six of his last eight starts and rocking an ERA of 2.38 at home with double-digit strikeouts in most of his recent performances. Add the rest advantage for the Indians not having to play yesterday, and I like Cleveland to get the job done here.

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