Michael Pineda (7-2, 3.33 ERA) and C.J. Wilson (3-4, 3.55 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (31-25) and the Los Angeles Angels (28-28) at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 8-2, continuing a five-game winning streak. Action begins at 1:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 7 and can be seen on FSN-W and YES.
Pineda pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out nine and walking two in a 7-2 win over the Mariners. Mark Teixeira (.242, 29 Rs, 17 HRs, 45 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run and two RBIs. Against the Yankees, Wilson is 4-3 with a 3.07 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 73 strikeouts. Mike Trout (.284, 41 Rs, 15 HRs, 32 RBIs, 8 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
New York is a -135 favorite against Los Angeles and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Yankees have an overall money line of +265 and a record as the favorite of 16-11. New York is unbeaten as the favorite and has a 7-3 SU record in its last ten outings. The Yankees are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 174. As for the pitchers, the Yankees are the fourth-best team in the AL at limiting walks to their opponents, allowing only 2.7 walks per game so far this season.
In games where it is the underdog, Los Angeles has a 11-12 record and an overall money line of -214.
The Yankees have the edge in the season series, 2-0. The Yankees have an 8-6 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Wilson takes the mound. Pineda (LHP) will be on the hill against the Angels, who have a very good 8-4 record against left-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, Los Angeles is 14-11, while New York is 11-14.
The Yankees are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded five strikeouts. The Angels have a record of 8-6 when opponents' pitchers have that many strikeouts or fewer.
It looks like the Yankees have a slight leg up on the Angels, as the Yankees have won their last five games while the Angels have lost their last four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 20-8. The Yankees have a 19-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th, Los Angeles sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 223 this season. New York ranks in the top five at third with 259.
Ranking 19th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 151 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 180.
The Yankees are 27-14 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Angels are 19-16 when they hit at least one homer.