Adam Warren (3-4, 3.75 ERA) and the New York Yankees (30-25) meet Garrett Richards (5-3, 3.26 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (28-27) in the second of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 8-7 and New York leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 6 and will air on FOX.
In his most recent outing, Warren pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out four and walking one in a 3-0 loss to the Athletics. Alex Rodriguez (.284, 31 Rs, 11 HRs, 28 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 4 for 5 with one run and one RBI. In his career against the Yankees, Richards is 0-2 with a 4.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts.
New York is favored by a slight -107 margin in its matchup against Los Angeles. The matchup currently has an eight-run Over/Under (O/U). When playing as the favorite, the Yankees have a 15-11 record and overall money line at +165. They are 7-3 SU and perfect as the favorite (4-0) in their last 10 games. The Yankees are a dangerous hitting team with 171 extra base hits, one of the highest totals in the MLB. The most recent 10 game stretch for New York's pitching staff has gone great. Over that span, New York's opponents are averaging 2.7 runs per game, below their season average of 4.2. The Yankees don't give up many walks to opposing batters, ranking third in the AL with only 2.6 walks allowed per game.
On the other side, the Angels have a record of 11-11 when they are the underdog and are -114 overall with the money line. They have a WHIP of 1.21, fourth best in the MLB.
So far this season, the Yankees are 1-0 against the Angels. This game will feature Richards (RHP) on the mound against the Yankees, who have a 21-19 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The right-handed Warren will take the mound against the Angels, who have a 20-22 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
The Angels lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Yankees are 8-8. The Angels are 8-10 in close games this season.
When the Yankees and the Angels play into extra innings, both teams have a 1-3 record.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Yankees have a 10-15 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When outhit, the Yankees and the Angels both have records of 6-18.
Ranking 10th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit 57 this season. New York ranks third with 70 home runs.
Ranking 14th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.89 per game. New York ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 8.41.
Ranking 24th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.683). New York ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .731.
The Angels are 12-23 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Yankees are 14-19 when they allow at least one homer.