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Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees Game 5 - 10/11/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (93-73) at Cleveland Indians (104-61)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm (Progressive Field)

CC Sabathia (14-5) (3.69) vs. C Kluber (18-4) (2.49)

The Line: Cleveland Indians -200 / New York Yankees +155 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS1

It’s a winner-take-all ALDS showdown on Wednesday from Progressive Field, as the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians meet up in Game 5. 

The Indians took the first two games of this series 4-0 and 9-8 (in a crazy comeback win), but New York stayed alive with victories on Sunday 1-0 and Monday 7-3 to force the decisive final game. 

Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees Game 5 - 10/11/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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For the Game 5 on Wednesday, the Yankees will be wheeling out LHP CC Sabathia. In the regular season, Sabathia posted 148.2 innings in 27 starts for a 14-5 record, 120 Ks and a 3.69 ERA. 

New York has some key hitters on their roster. Brett Gardner led the way in the regular season with 157 hits, 96 runs, 21 homers and 63 RBI; Aaron Judge posted 154 hits, 128 runs, 52 homers and 114 RBI. Judge managed a two-RBI double on Monday, and Gardner had two hits with a run and an RBI. 

Over on the Indians’ side, they’re going to be rolling out Corey Kluber on Wednesday. In the regular season, Kluber tallied 29 games, 203.2 innings, 265 Ks, an 18-4 record and a 2.25 ERA. 

The Indians have some big bats as well. Jose Ramirez put up 186 hits, 107 runs, 29 homers and 83 RBI in the regular season, while Francisco Lindor managed 178 hits, 99 runs, 33 homers and 89 RBI. Ramirez and Lindor combined to go 0-for-7 on Monday. 

I’ll update with trends for this matchup when that information becomes available. Stay tuned. 

In Sabathia’s Game 2 start, he came up with 5.1 innings, three hits, four runs (two earned) and five Ks in a game the Yankees should have won. As for Kluber, he lasted just 2.2 innings in his start, giving up seven hits and six earned. I highly doubt Kluber will put up another stinker here, and with the change of venue I think Cleveland will have enough momentum to get it done in Game 5. I’ll take the Indians.

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