Michael Pineda (7-3, 3.74 ERA) and Jose Urena (1-2, 4.44 ERA) take the hill in the first of a two-game series between the New York Yankees (34-30) and the Miami Marlins (29-37) at Yankee Stadium. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 17 and can be seen on FSN-FL and YES.

Pineda pitched 4.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking two in an 11-3 defeat to the Orioles. Urena went 6.2 innings, surrendering one run and striking out one in a 5-1 win over the Rockies in his last outing. Giancarlo Stanton (.265, 43 Rs, 24 HRs, 62 RBIs, 4 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Marlins, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs.

New York is a -168 favorite against Miami and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Yankees have an overall money line of +181 and a record as the favorite of 18-14. Against the NL, they have a 3-3 record when they were the favorite and 3-5 SU. The Yankees have no trouble scoring as they rank second in the AL in home offense with 5.3 runs per game. The Yankees are one of the best in the AL in terms of hits at home with an impressive 9.1 per game. Crossing over to the pitching staff, the Yankees are the fourth-best team in the AL at limiting walks to their opponents, allowing only 2.6 walks per game so far this season.

In games where it is the underdog, Miami has a 14-19 record and an overall money line of -1,068. Miami has put in a lackluster performance against interleague opponents, coming in with a subpar record SU ({betdsi.at.al.su_record}) and as the underdog (1-3). The Marlins are tough outs for opponents, ranking third in the NL with 9.1 hits per road game. The Marlins allow 4.1 runs per game, but does worse whenever an AL opponent is on the schedule. They bring that runs allowed average up to 5.2 against teams from the AL.

The Marlins have the edge in the season series, 2-0. The Yankees have a 25-22 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Urena takes the mound. Pineda (RHP) will be on the hill against the Marlins, who have a 20-31 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over


In their last game, the Marlins won by a margin of 10 runs. The Yankees are 2-3 in games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more. The Marlins have a 1-2 record in blowouts.

New York and Miami have both won 41% (13-19) of their games when they lead after 7 innings.

After a weak showing last week where they got in seven hits, the Yankees need to step it up. The Marlins have a record of 18-11 when opponents get seven hits or fewer.

It looks like the Marlins have a slight leg up on the Yankees, as the Marlins have won their last two games while the Yankees have lost their last two.

When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 22-11. The Yankees have a 22-3 record when outhitting opponents.

Ranking 17th, Miami sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 259 this season. New York ranks in the top five at third with 290.

Ranking 24th, Miami is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 155 this season. New York ranks in the top half at 11th with 200.

The Yankees are 29-17 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Marlins are 19-20 when they hit at least one homer.