New York Yankees (76-54) vs. Los Angeles Angels (64-67)
August 31, 2021 9:38 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +115 / New York Yankees -135; Over/Under: -7.5
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The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels meet in MLB action from Angels Stadium on Tuesday night.
The New York Yankees will try to rebound from their 8-7 loss at the hands of the Angels from Monday night. Giancarlo Stanton put up a two-run home run and three RBIs while Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo and DJ LeMahieu each had two hits with an RBI with LeMahieu and Rizzo each belting a double. Andrew Velasquez added a base hit as well to cap off New York’s offense as a team in the loss. Corey Kluber allowed five runs on five hits while striking out six over four innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Wandy Peralta took the loss in relief to fall to 4-3 on the year. Jameson Taillon will start here and is 8-4 with a 4.18 ERA and 125 strikeouts this season.
The Los Angeles Angels will try to build off of their win over the Bronx Bombers from Monday night. Jack Mayfield had a grand slam and Juan Lagares had two RBIs with three hits including a triple. Shohei Ohtani had a solo homer for his league-high 42nd homer of the year while Jo Adell added an RBI as well to cap off the scoring for the Angels in the win. Max Stassi added a double while Brandon Marsh, Phil Gosselin and Jared Walsh each had a base hit as well to cap off L.A.’s offense as a team in the win. Mike Mayers allowed two runs on three hits in the start but Junior Guerra got the win to improve to 5-2 while Raisel Iglesias closed the 9th for his 28th save. Jaime Barria will start here and is 2-2 with a 5.56 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season.
New York is 22-5 in their last 17 games as a favorite and 6-2 in their last 8 road games while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 game three matchups. Los Angeles is 2-5 in their last 7 games against the AL East and 2-6 in their last 8 games overall while the under is 23-8-1 in their last 32 games as an underdog.
I get why you could end up making the case either way here, but I’m sticking with the Yankees. A blind squirrel is going to catch a nut every once in a while, and the Angels weren’t going to lose every game the rest of the way, just like the Yankees weren’t going to win every game. However, with that said, we’re getting a really good price on the Yankees who have been arguably the hottest team in the majors over the last month. Los Angeles has some power in their lineup but Jameson Taillon’s completely turned his season around while Jaime Barria will be lucky to make it to the end of this one. Give me New York in a revenge spot here.