Ivan Nova (4-3, 4.41 ERA) and Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 4.50 ERA) start in the last of a four-game series between the New York Yankees (29-30) and the Los Angeles Angels (26-33) at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 12-6, and New York can finish out the series sweep with a win in this game. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 9 and can be seen on FSW and YES.
Nova pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs, striking out six and walking two in an 8-6 win over the Orioles. Carlos Beltran (.281, 33 Rs, 16 HRs, 41 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs. Chacin went 5.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out one and walking four in an 8-7 defeat to the Pirates in his last outing. Mike Trout (.309, 41 Rs, 13 HRs, 43 RBIs, 8 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Angels, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs.
The Yankees are a -140 favorite with a total of 9 for the series finale.
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For the eighth time this season, the Angels registered at least two errors in a game.
The Yankees are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 12 runs. The Angels have a 0-3 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
It looks like the Yankees have a slight leg up on the Angels, as the Yankees have won their last three games while the Angels have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 22-5. The Yankees have a 21-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd in runs, New York has earned 235 this season. Los Angeles ranks 17th with 255 runs.
Ranking 24th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.698). Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 20th with an OPS of .721.
When the Angels allow at least one home run, they are 15-28. When the Yankees allow one or more homers, they have a 17-22 record.