Masahiro Tanaka (3-1, 2.76 ERA) and the New York Yankees (31-30) meet Justin Verlander (5-5, 3.97 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (30-30) in the second of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 4-0, extending a five-game winning streak. The game starts at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 11 and will air on FOX.
In his most recent outing, Tanaka pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out three and walking two in a 5-2 victory over the Angels. Carlos Beltran (.286, 35 Rs, 16 HRs, 44 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI. The Tigers were also victorious the last time Verlander pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out eight and walking one in a 5-2 victory over the White Sox.
The Yankees are a -125 favorite with a total of 8 for this matchup.
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After last game's shutout win against Detroit, the Yankees now have three shutouts this season. The Tigers have been shut out in five games this season.
The Yankees are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Tigers have a 10-17 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
It looks like the Yankees have a slight leg up on the Tigers, as the Yankees have won their last five games while the Tigers have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Tigers are 25-7. The Yankees have a 23-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th in runs, New York has earned 245 this season. Detroit ranks 12th with 275 runs.
Ranking 24th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.701). Detroit ranks in the top 10 at eighth with an OPS of .763.
When the Tigers allow at least one home run, they are 16-21, well-matched with the Yankees who are 18-22 when allowing at least one homer.