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Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees - 9/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (75-65) at Texas Rangers (71-69)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1:05 pm (Globe Life Park)

Luis Severino (12-6) (3.03) vs. A Cashner (9-9) (3.29)

The Line: Texas Rangers +145 / New York Yankees -182 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX

The New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers face off in game two of their three game set from Arlington on Saturday.

The New York Yankees will look to bounce back after dropping the opener by a final score of 11-5 on Friday. Gary Sanchez went 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs, while Didi Gregorius added a solo homer and Jacoby Ellsbury along with Todd Frazier, added RBIs of their own to round out the scoring for the Yanks in the losing effort. Aaron Judge added a double while Matt Holliday and Chase Headley each contributed a base hit in the loss. Masahiro Tanaka took one on the chin, giving up seven rung on eight hits while striking out seven over just four innings of work, falling to 11-11 this season. Luis Severino will start game two and is 12-6 with a 3.03 ERA and 201 strikeouts this season. In his career, Severino is 0-1 with an 18.00 ERA and 1 strikeout against Texas.

Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees - 9/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Rangers will try to win the series and go for the sweep on Sunday after taking game one on Friday. Elvis Andrus led the charge, going 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Rougned Odor went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs while Nomar Mazara went 2 for 4 with a solo home run. Delino DeShields and Robinson Chirinos logged an RBI and a double, while Carlos Gomez and Joey Gallo each chipped in a run to the winning effort for the Rangers. Shin-Soo Choo also went 2 for 5 with a double of his own in the win for Texas. Martin Perez got the win to improve to 12-10 this season after allowing all five runs, two earned, on eight hits while striking out four over 5.2 innings of work. Andrew Cashner will start game two and is 9-9 with a 3.29 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. In his career, Cashner is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 8 strikeouts against the Yankees.

New York is 5-0 in Severino’s last 5 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Texas is 4-1 in Cashner’s last 5 starts against the AL East and 10-4 in their last 14 home games while the over is 7-1-3 in their last 11 games overall. New York is 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Texas.

Severino has been solid, giving up one run or less in eight of his last 10 starts, but he gave up six runs in just three innings in his lone start against the Rangers. Cashner has gotten Texas wins in his last three starts, and with how badly the Rangers need victories down the stretch, I’m inclined to think it could be four here so I’ll take a stab with Texas and the plus money at home.

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