Jesse Hahn (1-1, 3.38 ERA) and Michael Pineda (1-5, 6.60 ERA) start in the last of a four-game series between the Oakland Athletics (19-25) and the New York Yankees (20-22) at O.C. Coliseum. The Yankees won the last game 5-1, and New York can finish out the series sweep with a win in this game. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 22 and can be seen on CSCA and YES.
Hahn pitched 6.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out two and walking one in an 8-5 win over the Rangers. Pineda went 5.0 innings, surrendering five runs, striking out nine and walking one in a 5-3 defeat to the Diamondbacks in his last outing. Carlos Beltran (.268, 21 Rs, 9 HRs, 26 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Yankees, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
The Yankees are a -120 favorite with a total of 8.
Pick - NYY
When leading after seven innings, New York is 11-10, while Oakland is 7-11.
The Yankees are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Athletics have an 8-16 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Athletics are 3-21. The Yankees have a 4-19 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 19th in home runs, New York has hit 40 this season. Oakland ranks 14th with 48 home runs.
Ranking 29th, Oakland is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 102 this season. New York ranks in the top half with 131.
When the Athletics hit at least one home run, they are 15-12, well-matched with the Yankees who are 14-12 when hitting one or more homers.