A.J. Griffin (2-0, 3.18 ERA) and Luis Severino (0-2, 4.86 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Texas Rangers (10-10) and the New York Yankees (8-10) at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Yankees won the last game 3-1, and New York leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 26 and can be seen on FSSW and YES.
Griffin pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking two in a 7-4 win over the Astros. Nomar Mazara (.354, 8 Rs, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Severino went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs and striking out four in a 7-3 defeat to the Athletics in his most recent start. Starlin Castro (.290, 4 Rs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for Texas and New York are Yankees -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
The Yankees have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY
Texas has won 54% (7-6) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, New York has won 56% (5-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Yankees are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Rangers have a 5-7 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rangers and the Yankees both have records of 8-0.
Ranking 22nd in runs, New York has earned 69 this season. Texas ranks 10th with 82 runs.
Ranking 21st, Texas is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 55 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 64.
When the Rangers hit at least one home run, they are 6-8. When the Yankees hit at least one homer, they have an 8-5 record.