July 23, 2013 at 2:02 PM #52475
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
Venue/ Stadium: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Time/Date: 8:05 PM EST Tuesday, July 23, 2013
MLB Odds From: BetOnline
Moneyline: Yankees +160 / Rangers -170
Over/Under: 9.5 runs
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The Rangers won yesterday’s game with the Yankees, but neither team is playing well as of late. The Yankees have lost 6 of their last 10 games and are in 4th place in the tough AL East 7 games back of the Boston Red Sox. The Rangers are 3-7 in their last 10 games and are in 2nd place in the AL West 3 games back of the Oakland A’s. MLB lines have the Rangers as pretty big home favorites tonight with a total of 9.5 runs.
In yesterday’s game the Rangers beat the Yankees 3-0.
On the season the Yankees have an Over/Under record of 38-54 and a run-line W/L record of 50-49 and the Rangers have an Over/Under record of 36-58 and a run-line W/L record of 45-54.
This season the Rangers are 28-22 at home and the Yankees are 24-24 on the road.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 games facing the Yankees.
Phil Hughes (4-9 4.57 ERA) gets the starting nod for the Yankees tonight and in his last start he gave up 4 earned runs in 7 innings in a loss to the Minnesota Twins.
Alexi Ogando (4-2 2.93 ERA) goes for the Rangers and in his last outing he gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings of work in a no decision facing the Boston Red Sox.
Hughes is 2-2 with a 2.16 ERA in 4 starts against the Rangers.
While Hughes has struggled this season he has had success facing the Texas big bats of Adrian Beltre (3 for 18 with 6 strikeouts), A.J. Pierzynski (3 for 15), Elvis Andrus (0 for 10), Ian Kinsler (1 for 10), and Nelson Cruz (2 for 9).
Ogando is making his first start in over a month after missing time with a shoulder injury. Before going on the DL he was 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in his previous 4 starts.
The Yankees’ offense was blanked yesterday by the Rangers and for the season they only rank 22nd in the league in runs and 25th in team batting average.
In some betting trends for this AL match up the Yankees are 1-5 in their last 6 overall, 1-5 in Hughes’ last 6 starts, and they have an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 overall, 4-0 in Ogando’s last 4 starts, and they have an Under record of 7-1-1 in their last 9 games.
Jason’s Pick: Not sure how Ogando will pitch tonight in his first start off the DL, but the Rangers will score some runs and they will win this game.
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