Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees 8/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/8/2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:05 PM on FS1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Cleveland Indians - Kluber, C (12-6) vs. New York Yankees - McCarthy, B (4-0)
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Saturday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians will give the ball to Corey Kluber (12 – 6) as they take on the New York Yankees and Brandon McCarthy (4-0). Kluber makes his 25th start as McCarthy makes his 24th.
Corey Kluber turned in a solid performance in his last outing and it led to a victory. In the win, Kluber gave up just a run on 6 hits in 7.1 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 7. Kluber has allowed just 4 runs in his last 4 starts and hasn’t lost a game since the end of June. He is 5 – 0 in his last 6 outings. Last season, Kluber was 11 – 5 with a 3.85 ERA in 24 starts and 2 relief appearances.
In 2013, Kluber lost his only start against the Yankees after allowing 6 runs and 7 hits (including 2 homers) in 6 innings of work. New York’s Brett Gardner is 2 for 3 against Kluber with a homer and 3 RBIs.
Brandon McCarthy added yet another win his last time out after another solid effort from the veteran righty. In that start, McCarthy gave up just a run on 5 hits in 5.2 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 8. McCarthy has won all 4 of his starts for the Yankees after coming over from the Arizona Diamondbacks. He hasn’t tasted defeat since late June and is 6 – 0 in his last 7 starts. In 2013, McCarthy was 5 – 11 with a 4.53 ERA in 22 starts for the Diamondbacks.
Last season, McCarthy didn’t face the Indians but he has a no-decision in his only outing this season against Cleveland.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 59-51-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is 0.1
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 48-63-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
08/06/14 CF Michael Brantley Leg questionable
07/06/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
New York Yankees
08/07/14 C Brian McCann Rest questionable
08/07/14 SS Derek Jeter Rest questionableThursday vs. Detroit Tigers
08/06/14 1B Mark Teixeira Hand questionable
08/05/14 P David Phelps Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
07/10/14 P Masahiro Tanaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 60-day DL (5/11); out for season
05/06/14 P Michael Pineda Shoulder 60-day DL (4/24)
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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