- The New York Yankees are in first place in the AL East with a 9-win advantage over the Tampa Bay Rays.
- While the team remains in first place in their division, they have had over 24 of their players on the Injured List this season.
- New York is favored third to win the World Series with +425 odds, their current record is 74-39.
NEW YORK – The New York Yankees have hit their stride with a 7-game winning streak but can they extend it to 8 and sweep the Baltimore Orioles? The Yankees will face the Orioles for the last game in their 3-game series and are looking to land their second sweep in a row.
New York beat Baltimore 9-4 last night in Camden Yards. The Orioles have not had the best season thus far with a record of 38-75 and would like to avoid another loss tonight. Left-hander James Paxton will be starting on the mound for the Yankees. Paxton has not been displaying his best performances as of late, winning 1 of his last 6 games. However, that 1 win was in his last game where the Yankees beat Boston 4-2. His overall ERA is 4.61 with a 6-6- record. His pitching stats when it comes to playing Baltimore are 3-1 with a 3.86 ERA.
Starting for Baltimore is another lefty, John Means, with an ERA of 3.12 and a record of 8-6. Means is coming fresh off of the IL, sitting out his last two games with bicep soreness. He won 1 out of his last 3 games before being benched with an injury. This season, Means has had a total of 78 strikeouts. Paxton has had 123 strikeouts.
SportsBettingNewYork.com thinks the Yankees have certainly stepped up to the plate when it comes to their batting performances. Six separate players have managed home runs since their winning streak began. Despite multiple athletes on the IL, New York is proving their head coach Aaron Boone correct when he said they are savages.
Baltimore will host the Yankees in the last game of the series tonight at 7:05 pm ET. The game will be televised by both MASN and the YES networks. New York is favored to keep their streak alive with odds of -260. The Orioles have been given odds of +220 to walk away with at least one win.