In the first of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (39-37) and the New York Yankees (39-37) at Angel Stadium, C.J. Wilson (5-6, 3.92 ERA) and CC Sabathia (3-7, 5.65 ERA) take the mound. The game gets underway at 10:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 29 and will air on YES and FSN-W.
Wilson is 4-4 with a 3.41 ERA against the Yankees in his career, and is up against a solid New York offense that's hitting .257 on the year. In his career against the Angels, Sabathia is 6-5 with a 3.58 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 59 strikeouts. Brett Gardner (.300, 58 Rs, 9 HRs, 39 RBIs, 15 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI.
Los Angeles, a -120 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against New York. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is eight runs. The Angels are 23-19 as the favorite and have an overall money line of -256.
Across the field, the Yankees have a record of 17-17 when they are the underdog and are -12 overall with the money line. During the last 10 games, they averaged 7.0 runs per game, above their 4.8 season average. The Yankees are known for their bats, hitting 245 extra base hits. New York has an eye for the strike zone on the road, ranking 3.1 in the AL with fifth walks per game. New York's pitching staff has allowed an average of 5.7 runs per game during the last 10 games, higher than their season average of 4.5. They also allow just 2.6 walks per road game, fourth-best in the AL.
So far this season, the Yankees are 3-0 against the Angels. This game will feature Sabathia (LHP) on the mound against the Angels, who have a 10-6 record when they take on a left-handed starter. The left-handed Wilson will take the mound against the Yankees, who have an 11-8 record against lefty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
New York has won 46% (19-22) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Los Angeles has won 61% (20-13) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Yankees have a 13-21 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Yankees are 6-27. The Angels have an 8-25 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 of the league at 10th when it comes to home runs, hitting 76 this season. New York ranks in the top five at second with 102.
Ranking 14th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.01 per game. New York ranks in the top five at third with 9.01.
Ranking 23rd, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.683). New York ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .756.
When the Yankees allow at least one home run, they are 20-27. When the Angels allow one or more homers, they have an 18-30 record.