New York Yankees (6-6) at Detroit Tigers (10-2)
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 21, 2015, 7:08 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Tigers -128 / New York Yankees +118 --- Over/Under: 9
The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers play game two of their four-game series Tuesday night.
The New York Yankees need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees pitching staff has allowed just five runs in their last three games and is 3-1 this season when allowing three or less runs overall. Monday’s loss was the first time this season the Yanks have lost when giving up three or less. Offensively, Jacoby Ellsbury leads the Yanks with 15 hits while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined for 20 RBI. The New York Yankees are 4-3 on the road and could use this series as a statement to the rest of the AL East. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 4.35 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Eovaldi’s second career game against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Tigers pitching staff has been killing it, allowing one or less runs in five of their last six games. The Tigers have won 12 straight regular season games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 20 hits and 10 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 22 RBI. The Detroit Tigers are clearly playing some of the best baseball in the league right now. Kyle Lobstein takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Lobstein’s second career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 6-20 in their last 26 Tuesday games and 5-2 in their last 7 road games. The Tigers are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 5-2 in Lobsteins last 7 starts. The Yankees are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Detroit.
Would you pick against the Tigers with the way they're currently playing? Yeah, me neither. Detroit not only has the elite offense, but its pitching staff has been flat of insane for the last week. Take Detroit and the small chalk.