New York Yankees (16-9) at Los Angeles Angels (16-10)
|Date & Time||Saturday April 28, 2018, 9:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -110 / New York Yankees +100 --- Over/Under: 8
The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The New York Yankees look to keep the ball rolling while building on their seven-game winning streak. The Yankees have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The New York Yankees have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Didi Gregorius leads the Yankees with 32 hits and 30 RBI while Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 53 hits and 32 RBI. Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 4.97 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Tanaka is 1-0 with a 1.63 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels could use a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Mike Trout leads the Angels with 29 hits and 18 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols have combined for 55 hits and 29 RBI. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 3.46 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Richards is 0-3 with a 6.65 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in Tanakas last 5 Saturday starts and 11-5 in Tanakas last 16 starts. The Angels are 20-7 in their last 27 during game 2 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 4-0 in Richards' last 4 starts. The Yankees are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings, 4-0 in Tanakas last 4 starts vs. Angels and the Angels are 0-4 in Richards' last 4 starts vs. Yankees
Tanaka is coming off a lights out performance against the Twins, but he was rocked in his three starts before that and has a 5.73 ERA in 11 innings on the road this season. Richards has allowed two or less runs in each of his last starts and is allowing a .143 batting average at home in 11.2 innings. Richards has quietly been one of the better pitchers in the league so far this season who isn't talked about much. The Angels burned me last night by giving away the lead late, but I'll give them another chance given the edge in starting pitching.