New York Yankees (9-11) at Cleveland Indians (8-11)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Jameson Taillon (0-1) (5.40) vs. Triston McKenzie (0-0) (3.55)
The Line: Cleveland Indians +116 / New York Yankees -126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians meet Sunday in MLB action from Progressive Field.
This will be the fourth and final installment of the weekend set between these teams. The Yankees won the Thursday and Friday games, then on Saturday New York did it again in a low-scoring pitchers’ battle. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
New York managed consecutive wins for the first time in ages this week, posting wins 6-3 Thursday and 5-3 Friday. In the Saturday game, the Yankees got a nice start out of Gerrit Cole with 7.0 innings, three hits, one earned and 11 strikeouts in a 1-0 victory.
For the Sunday starting pitcher role, the Yankees will send out Jameson Taillon. In his 13.1 innings over three starts so far this year, Taillon has 15 hits, eight earned runs, three homers allowed, two walks, 15 strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA.
Over on the Indians’ side, they had early leads in both the Thursday and Friday games, but coughed them up soon after. In the Saturday game three, Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber gave up a couple of solo homers in the loss, going 7.0 innings with four hits, two earned, three walks and nine Ks.
For Sunday’s starter outing, the Indians will go with Triston McKenzie. In three games (two starts) so far, McKenzie has a 3.55 ERA with nine hits, five earned runs, two homers allowed, 10 walks, 18 strikeouts and no decisions yet.
The Yankees are 11-5 in their last 16 in game four of a series and 1-4 in their last five Sunday games. New York is 3-9 in their last 12 versus a team with a losing record and the under is 4-0 in their last four in game four of a series.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 4-1 in their last five in game four of a series and 17-35 in their last 52 as an underdog. Cleveland is 21-8 in their last 29 Sunday games and the over is 4-1 in their last five in game four of a series.
PICK: I’m going to take a stab on the Indians here. Taillon was good in his Tuesday game versus the Braves, holding Atlanta to one run on four hits in five innings. McKenzie is coming off a good outing as well, striking out seven batters in five innings versus the Reds. If McKenzie can hang in there and give the Indians a quality start I think they’ve got a shot at getting a win in this one.