The New York Yankees need to keep winning as they chase one of the AL’s two wild-card spots, and they are big home favorites on the MLB odds for Wednesday’s matchup against a bad Texas Rangers squad playing out the string.
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Why Bet on Texas?
Texas has used a club-record 26 rookies this season (15 pitchers/11 pos. players), 2nd-most in the A.L. and 4th-most in the majors. The Rangers have had 13 players make their MLB debut. Adolis García is in the midst of one of the most productive rookie seasons in Rangers history. His 30 home runs this season are tied with Pete Incaviglia (1986) for the Texas rookie record and his 56 extra-base hits are 4 shy of tying Mark Teixeira in 2003 (60) for the most ever by a TEX rookie. Garcia’s 83 RBI are 3rd-most in club history for a rookie: Incaviglia in 1986 (88) and Teixeira in 2003 (84). Garcia leads MLB rookies in total bases (247).
It’s Taylor Hearn (6-5) on the mound for Texas. Hearn yielded seven runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings in last Friday’s loss to the White Sox. Hearn gave up solo runs in the first and second innings and surrendered a single and walk in a scoreless third before the game imploded for him. In the top of the fourth, Hearn loaded the bases with nobody out — on a double and two walks — before Luis Robert sent everybody home with a double. Jose Abreu followed with an RBI double of his own to end Hearn’s evening.
The seven runs and eight hits were career highs. Hearn’s walk to Eloy Jimenez in the third inning ended a span of 89 consecutive batters faced without a free pass. Hearn had recorded a 4.01 ERA while going 4-0 in his previous four outings. The 6-foot-6 southpaw now owns a 4.52 ERA with an 87:37 K:BB through 93.2 innings.
Wednesday, Hearn is scheduled to make his 41st appearance/10th start of the season. It will be his 7th straight turn through the rotation, as he has worked mainly as a starter for the last 2 months. He has gone 4-3, 3.75 (24 ER/57.2 IP) in last 17 G/8 GS (beg. 6/30) to drop ERA from 5.75 to 4.52.
Hearn’s lone career outing against Yankees came in the Corey Kluber no-hitter game for the Yankees on 5/19 in Arlington (2.0 IP, 0 R in relief). Hearn has fared better in his 4 road starts (3-0, 3.86 ERA) than in his 5 starts at Globe Life Field (1-3, 7.91 ERA), winning 3 straight away from Arlington.
Why Bet on NY Yankees?
The Yankees have clinched their 30th straight winning season at home (since 1992). That’s the majors’ longest current streak and the longest streak by any team since a Major League-record 47-year streak for the Yankees from 1918-64.
New York is 27-18 in games decided by 1R-or-fewer this season. The Yanks have played 85 games this season determined by 2R-or-fewer, the second-most such games in the Majors this season. Their 85 games decided by 2R-or-fewer are their most in a single season since 2014 (87).
It’s former Texas Ranger Corey Kluber on the mound for New York – he no-hit the Rangers on May 19. He struck out nine and walked one in the Yanks’ 2-0 victory. Kluber threw exactly one inning for the Rangers in 2020 before going down with a season-ending shoulder injury, but he went the distance on just 101 pitches in that game to complete the Yankees’ first no-hitter since 1999. The only runner to reach base off the veteran right-hander was Charlie Culberson, who drew a one-out walk in the third inning. Kluber then retired 20 straight.
Kluber blanked the Indians for six innings to pick up a win last Friday in his most recent outing. Kluber’s first career start against another of his old teams was a big success, and improved to 5-3 for the season. It was both his first win and quality start in four tries since coming off the injured list. The strong start lowered his ERA to 3.68 with a 1.28 WHIP and 76:32 K:BB through 71 innings overall.
“He looked like he did when he threw his no-hitter against us in Texas,” said Joey Gallo, who was on the wrong side of Kluber’s May 19 historic gem against the Rangers. “Not knowing what he’s going to throw in any counts, balls moving every which way. … It’s always great to see him pitch like that.”
- Rangers are 17-37 in their last 54 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers are 26-59 in their last 85 games as an underdog.
- Rangers are 8-20 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series.
- Yankees are 35-16 in their last 51 Wednesday games.
- Yankees are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series.
- Yankees 6, Rangers 4
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