Sean Manaea (1-1, 7.91 ERA) and Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.51 ERA) are on the hill in the third of a four-game series between the Oakland Athletics (19-24) and the New York Yankees (19-22) at O.C. Coliseum. The Yankees won the last game 8-3, and New York leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 21 and can be seen on CSCA and YES.
Manaea pitched 6.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run, striking out three and walking one in a 3-1 win over the Rangers. Danny Valencia (.348, 14 Rs, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Tanaka went 5.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out seven and walking three in a 7-5 win over the White Sox in his last outing. Carlos Beltran (.262, 20 Rs, 9 HRs, 25 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Yankees, going 3 for 5 yesterday with three RBIs.
The Yankees are a -130 favorite with a total of 7.5.
Pick - NYY
For the 10th time this season, the Athletics registered at least two errors in a game.
The Athletics managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Yankees who are coming in with a 3-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Yankees have a slight leg up on the Athletics, as the Yankees have won their last three games while the Athletics have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Athletics are 15-3. The Yankees have a 14-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th in runs, New York has earned 158 this season. Oakland ranks 20th with 168 runs.
Oakland and New York both rank near the bottom of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Oakland sits at 26th with an OPS of .690, and New York ranks 24th with an OPS of .692.
The Yankees are 13-17 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Athletics are 8-20 when they allow at least one homer.