The Oakland A’s will look to sweep the New York Yankees today at home to end their four game series. The A’s have won the first three games of the series and with a win will sweep the Yankees in a series for the first time since 1972. The Yankees will give the ball to their ace CC Sabathia to try to get the win to salvage at least one of the four games.
Sabathia has only pitched once since coming off the disabled list last week after straining his groin and missing 22 days. Sabathia is 10-3 this season and has a 3.27 ERA. However, against the A’s over his last four appearances, he is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA.
Oakland has moved up to a tie for the second wild card spot in the American League with the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox. They are 13-2 in July, 8-2 in their last 10 games and winners of four straight. Today they send Bartolo Colon to the mound. Colon has a season record of 6-8 with a 3.88 ERA. He pitched last season with the Yankees and had a record of 8-10. In his career against the Yankees, Colon has an ERA of 10.87.
Both teams have hot hitters in the lineup. Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes is riding a nine game hitting streak. Over that stretch, Cespedes has 4 homers, 10 runs batted in and is batting .576. The Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano ended his hitting streak at 23 on Saturday, but against Colon, Cano hit a home run earlier in the season.
The line has New York as the favorites playing on the road at -170. Oakland is sitting at +155. The total is resting at 7.5 for this contest. Take the Yankees to win and salvage one game in the series. The total will pay out to those who take the OVER. Bet these picks now at our top sportsbooks.
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