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Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees - 5/22/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Yankees (31-13) at Texas Rangers (18-31)
Date & Time Tuesday May 22, 2018, 8:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Texas Rangers +150 / New York Yankees -160 --- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
YES, FSSW
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MLB | New York Yankees (31-13) at Texas Rangers (18-31)
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The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The New York Yankees look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Yankees have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Yankees have won five straight games when scoring more than two runs. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 46 hits and 35 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar have combined for 87 hits and 43 RBI. Domingo German gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This will be German’s first career game against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers could use a victory here after losing seven of their last nine games. The Rangers have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Texas Rangers have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Nomar Mazara leads the Rangers with 50 hits and 27 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 83 hits and 52 RBI. Cole Hamels gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 3.48 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 road games, 8-2 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 20-8 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series. The Rangers are 9-24 in their last 33 home games, 0-6 in Hamels' last 6 home starts and 1-6 in Hamels' last 7 starts. The under is 10-4-1 in Hamels' last 15 starts overall and the over is 6-2 in Yankees last 8 Tuesday games.

Getting plus money with Hamels is tempting, but he's coming off a neck injury and it's not like the Rangers have been winning when he pitches anyway. The Texas Rangers are a club that's falling apart rather quickly and are a tough back these days. German is coming off a rough performance, but he allowed just one run in his previous 13 innings and is still allowing just a .217 batting average on the season. The Yankees are too hot to fade right now and the Rangers are even tougher to support given that they find ways to lose nightly. I'll eat the juice here.

Pick:
New York Yankees -160

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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