Cleveland Indians (17-16) at New York Yankees (23-10)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 6, 2018, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Yankees -140 / Cleveland Indians +126 --- Over/Under: 10
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The Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees face off in the finale of their three game set from Yankee Stadium in MLB action on Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians will look to rebound and avoid the sweep after losing the first two games of the set, including a 5-2 defeat on Saturday. Francisco Lindor hit a solo homer, while Edwin Incarnation added a double and an RBI to round out the scoring for the Tribe in the loss. Jose Ramirez and Bradley Zimmer each notched a double, while Tyler Naquin added a base hit as well to finish off the offense for Cleveland in the defeat. Trevor Bauer took the loss, falling to 2-3 this season after giving up four runs, two earned, on two hits while walking three and striking out right over six innings of work. Mike Clevinger will start game three and is 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Clevinger’s first career start against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees will look to stay hot and complete the sweep after their win in game two on Saturday. Brett Gardner went 1 for 3 with two RBIs, while Austin Romine added a double and an RBI and Ronald Torreyes chipped in a run as well in the win. Gleyber Torres also chipped in a base hit as well to cap off the offense for New York in the win. Sonny Gray got the win to improve to 2-2 this season after giving up both runs on four hits while striking out seven over six innings of work. David Robertson recorded a pair of strikeouts in the 9th en route to his first save of the year. Domingo German will start game three and is 0-1 with a 3.77 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be German’s first career start against Cleveland.
Cleveland is 5-0 in Clevinger’s last 5 road stats and 30-13 in their last 43 road games while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 games overall. New York is 10-1 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record and 37-14 in their last 51 home games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Cleveland is 0-5 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Forget about his first start against the Indians, German is making his first career start after 12 relief appearances so who knows what we’ll see from him and how many relievers will need to be used. Clevinger on the other hand has been solid on the road, as Cleveland has won each of his last five starts away from home, so with an unknown on the other side, I’ll take a shot with Cleveland to avoid the sweep on Sunday at plus money.