New York Yankees (74-52) vs. Oakland Athletics (70-57)
August 26, 2021 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Oakland Athletics -125 / New York Yankees -105; Over/Under: +8
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The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics meet Thursday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum. The Yankees look to build on their 11-game winning streak. The Athletics need a win to snap a four-game losing streak.
The New York Yankees have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Yankees have won nine straight games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 128 hits and 51 RBI while Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 219 hits and 130 RBI. Jameson Taillon gets the ball, and he is 8-4 with a 3.94 ERA and 121 strikeouts this season. This will be Taillon’s second career game against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Athletics have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Matt Olson leads the Athletics with 122 hits and 82 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Elvis Andrus have combined for 199 hits and 90 RBI. James Kaprielian gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 3.25 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. This will be Kaprielian’s second career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-0 in their last 4 games following an off day and 4-0 in their last 4 road games. The Athletics are 13-4 in their last 17 games following an off day and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The under is 15-6-1 in Yankees last 22 road games. The under is 6-1-2 in Athletics last 9 overall. The Yankees are 7-21 in the last 28 meetings in Oakland and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
James Kaprielian has been really good this season and has been even better at home where he has a 1.47 ERA and .170 allowed batting average. With that said, Jameson Taillon has allowed just 20 hits and eight earned runs in his last 22.2 innings. The Yankees have also won 11 straight games, not losing August 12. I’m not stepping in front of that freight train. Give me the Yankees.