New York Yankees (61-31) at Cleveland Indians (50-42)
|Date & Time||Friday July 13, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cleveland Indians -103 / New York Yankees -107 --- Over/Under: 9.5
The New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians meet Friday in MLB action at Progressive Field.
The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Yankees have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The New York Yankees have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Giancarlo Stanton leads the Yankees with 99 hits and 54 RBI while Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius have combined for 183 hits and 109 RBI. Domingo German gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 5.06 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. This will be German’s second career game against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians need a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Indians have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Cleveland Indians have lost eight of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 112 hits and 62 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley have combined for 204 hits and 119 RBI. Shane Bieber gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 3.47 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Bieber’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games, 37-17 in their last 54 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Germans last 6 starts. The Indians are 52-25 in their last 77 Friday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Biebers last 6 starts. The Yankees are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Cleveland Indians are starting to fall apart all of a sudden, and now they're throwing out a pitcher in Bieber who has given up 17 hits and eight runs in his last 12 innings. Bieber has allowed four runs in three of his six starts this season. That's not what you want to hear when going up against a New York Yankees offense that's stacked and continus to produce crooked numbers. German has had his struggles this season, but he threw six shutout innings against the Indians earlier this season. Hard not to like the New York Yankees and the cheap price.