The slumping New York Yankees look to get back on track when they take on the host Cleveland Indians in the second of a three-game series on Saturday. The Yankees (39-23), first in the American League East, have lost four of five and are just 1-4 in their last five road games, while the Indians (32-31), second in the AL Central, have won three of the last four games. First pitch from Progressive Field is set for 4:10 p.m. ET. The latest Yankees vs. Indians odds show New York at -132 on the money line (risk $132 to win $100), while the over-under for total runs scored is 10. Before making any Yankees vs. Indians picks of your own, be sure to check out the MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The Yankees will send left-hander CC Sabathia (3-2, 3.61 ERA) to the mound. Sabathia is 51-41 with a 3.81 ERA in 124 career starts at Progressive Field. It could be his last start in Cleveland, where he began his career. He is coming off a six-inning start vs. Boston, where he allowed seven hits, three earned runs, two home runs and no walks, while striking out eight in an 8-5 loss to the Red Sox.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu (.317) has been red hot and had an 11-game hitting streak snapped on Friday night. During the streak, LeMahieu was 16-for-50 (.320) with four doubles, three homers and 15 RBIs. Clint Frazier (.275) has hit in four of the past five games, including a 2-for-3 performance with a double and an RBI on Friday. He is 6-for-17 (.353) with a double, home run and three RBIs during that stretch.
But just because New York has a dominant offense does not mean it is the best value on the Yankees vs. Indians money line.
That’s because the Indians have been playing well of late, going 4-2 so far in June and 6-4 over the last 10 games. For the season, they are 18-15 at Progressive Field. Right-hander Adam Plutko (1-1, 6.35 ERA) is scheduled to be recalled back to the Majors to make the start in place of injured Jefry Rodriguez, who is out with a shoulder strain. Plutko has pitched 11 1/3 innings at the big-league level this season, including a six-inning, one hit, one run performance against the Baltimore Orioles in a 4-1 victory on May 18.
Statistically, the Indians have the edge over the Yankees in a number of categories, including doubles (89 to 87), walks allowed (173 to 190), strikeouts (587 to 581) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.37 to 3.05). Left fielder Oscar Mercado (.288) has been swinging a hot bat for Cleveland, going 4-for-8 with a home run over the past three games, while second baseman Jason Kipnis (.214) broke out of a prolonged slump on Friday, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a 5-2 win over the Yankees.
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