New York Yankees (28-21) vs. Detroit Tigers (19-31)
May 28, 2021 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers +199 / New York Yankees -240; Over/Under: +7
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The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers meet Friday in MLB action at Comerica Park.
The New York Yankees look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Yankees have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 50 hits and 29 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela have combined for 90 hits and 38 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 1.81 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Cole is 6-1 with a 1.97 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Tigers have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 50 hits and 16 RBI while Robbie Grossman and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 83 hits and 38 RBI. Casey Mize gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 3.42 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Mize’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games. The Tigers are 21-46 in their last 67 during game 1 of a series and 14-39 in their last 53 Friday games. The under is 7-0 in Yankees last 7 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The Yankees are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Detroit and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Detroit Tigers would be worth a look in the underdog role in normal spots with Casey Mize on the mound, as he’s been rather solid this season. However, the New York Yankees are playing their best ball of the season right now and Gerrit Cole is on the other side, one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. Hard not to side with the Yankees and the RL for max betting value.