New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians ALDS MLB Baseball Las Vegas Odds and Free Sports Picks


New York Yankees
New York Yankees
0-1 (0-1 V)
5:08 pm ET, Friday, October 6, 2017
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
1-0 (1-0 H)
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New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians ALDS MLB Baseball Las Vegas Odds and Free Sports Picks

The pitching matchup for Game 2 of the American League Division series between the New York Yankees and Cleveland on Friday will feature two of the last three Indians pitchers to win the Cy Young Award: CC Sabathia (2007) and Corey Kluber (2014).

Cleveland manager Terry Francona's decision to start Kluber in Game 2 of the ALDS instead of Game 1 raised some eyebrows, but it couldn't have worked out better. Trevor Bauer pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings to anchor a 4-0 Indians victory in Game 1.

That allows Cleveland the chance to use its ace in Game 2. For his part, Kluber (18-4, 2.25 ERA) said he was comfortable with the decision, which he learned of during a meeting with Francona and pitching coach Mickey Callaway.

"They gave their ideas for it and why they had their ideas for it, and I didn't have a problem with it," Kluber said. "To me, it's not about me wanting to pitch the first game or wanting to pitch the second game. It's about us winning three games before they do. Whichever way that happens, and if it happens and we advance, it doesn't matter who pitches when, in my mind."

Sabathia (14-5, 3.69 ERA) has had a career resurgence this year at age 36. He will be facing the Indians for the first time since Aug. 6, 2016, when he was the losing pitcher in a 5-2 decision. In that game, Sabathia pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up three runs on four hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

In 11 career starts against his former team, Sabathia is 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA.

Asked if he was surprised by Sabathia's late-career surge, Francona said: "Not at all. He's such a good athlete, and I don't think people give him credit for that. I know his knees hurt at times and they're a little creaky, but, no, he's a really good athlete and he can manipulate the ball. So it's not surprising at all."

Sabathia is a battle-tested postseason pitcher. He is 9-5 with a 4.53 ERA in 19 postseason games (18 starts).

"It's a good lineup," Sabathia said of the Indians. "Top to bottom, they do everything. They run. They've got power. They make you throw a lot of pitches. It's going to be tough to face them, but I'll just try to be aggressive like I always do in the strike zone, and try to get them to mis-hit some balls."

Kluber could be on the verge of winning his second Cy Young Award. In 2017, he led the AL or was tied for the league lead in wins, complete games (five), shutouts (three), ERA, WHIP (0.87), hits per nine innings (6.23), walks per nine innings (1.59) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.36).

In six career postseason starts, all last year, Kluber is 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA. That includes his start against the Cubs in Game 7 of the World Series. It was Kluber's third straight start on short rest, and he was out of gas, giving up four runs in four innings.

Kluber was 4-0 with an 0.89 ERA in his other five postseason starts.

In two starts against the Yankees this year, Kluber was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA. In six career starts against New York, he is 5-1 with a 1.80 ERA.

Yankees pitchers will be throwing to catcher Gary Sanchez, whose defense has been criticized this year, but manager Joe Girardi is happy with the progress Sanchez has made behind the plate.

"He continues to work on his defense, and I'm really proud of what he's done, the improvements that he's made, and he's only going to get better," Girardi said.

VDB Free Betting Prediction:  Indians 4, Yankees 1

 

 

New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians VDB Sport Betting Odds and Matchup Report

New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians VDB Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
New York Yankees +1½ (EVEN) +195 7 (-110)o
Cleveland Indians -1½ (-120) -230 7 (-110)u

Pitchers Last 3 Starts

C Sabathia (14-5) ERA: 3.69

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 30, 2017 TOR W 2-1 U 5.2 $63.00
Sep 25, 2017 KC W 11-3 O 6 $49.00
Sep 19, 2017 MIN W 5-2 U 6 $63.00
C Kluber (18-4) ERA: 2.25
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 30, 2017 CHW L 1-2 U 5 -$100.00
Sep 24, 2017 SEA W 4-2 U 7 $51.00
Sep 17, 2017 KC W 3-2 U 7 $40.00

Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

New York Yankees - C Sabathia

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 6, 2016 5-2 CLE 5.2 6 3 3 4 5 Loss
Jul 9, 2016 7-6 NYY 5.2 7 5 5 2 2 No Decision
Aug 23, 2015 4-3 CLE 2.2 4 2 2 4 1 No Decision
Aug 12, 2015 2-1 CLE 6 9 2 2 2 2 Loss
Jun 5, 2013 6-4 NYY 9 7 4 4 1 9 Win

Cleveland Indians - C Kluber

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 28, 2017 6-2 CLE 8 3 2 2 1 7 Win
Aug 3, 2017 5-1 CLE 9 3 1 1 1 11 Win
Aug 6, 2016 5-2 CLE 8 5 2 2 1 8 Win
Jul 8, 2016 10-2 CLE 8 5 1 1 0 8 Win
Aug 9, 2014 3-0 CLE 6 4 0 0 1 10 Win

Betting Odds Trends

New York Yankees
NY Yankees is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
NY Yankees is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
NY Yankees is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games on the road
NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees

Injuries

New York Yankees

Fielders   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
Pitchers   Status/Updated Notes
Caleb Smith RP Out indefinitely - Virus - 9/16/17 Smith has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a viral infection and has no timetable for a return.
Luis Cessa SP out for season - Ribs - 9/1/17 Cessa has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list with a ribcage injury, ending his season.
Michael Pineda SP out for season - Elbow - 7/17/17 Pineda has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list with a partial tear to the UCL in his pitching elbow that will require season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Cleveland Indians

Fielders   Status/Updated Notes
Brandon Guyer LF out for season - Wrist - 10/3/17 Guyer aggravated a wrist injury and is unlikely to play in the rest of the season.
Bradley Zimmer CF out for season - Hand - 9/11/17 Zimmer sustained a broken bone in his left hand and will miss the remainder of the season.
Pitchers   Status/Updated Notes
Dylan Baker RP Out indefinitely - Back - 9/1/17 Baker has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with back soreness and will miss an undetermined amount of time.
Boone Logan RP out for season - Back - 8/5/17 Logan has been moved to the 60-day disabled list with strained left lat muscle and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Cody Anderson SP out for season - Elbow - 4/2/17 Anderson has a UCL sprain in his right elbow which will require Tommy John surgery. He will miss the entire 2017 season.

Recent Meetings

Date Home/Away H Starter A Starter Line O/U
10/5/17 CLE 4 - NYY 0 T. Bauer S. Gray -134/8 U
8/30/17 NYY 4 - CLE 9 J. Montgomery R. Merritt -170/9 O
8/30/17 NYY 1 - CLE 2 J. Garcia T. Bauer -127/8.5 U
8/28/17 NYY 2 - CLE 6 L. Severino C. Kluber -103/6.5 O
8/6/17 CLE 1 - NYY 8 C. Carrasco L. Severino -115/7.5 O
8/5/17 CLE 1 - NYY 2 D. Salazar J. Montgomery -126/8.5 U
8/4/17 CLE 7 - NYY 2 T. Bauer J. Garcia -113/9 P
8/3/17 CLE 5 - NYY 1 C. Kluber S. Gray -185/8 U
2016 Season
8/7/16 NYY 3 - CLE 2 M. Tanaka C. Carrasco -102/8 U
8/6/16 NYY 2 - CLE 5 C. Sabathia C. Kluber 172/8.5 U
8/5/16 NYY 13 - CLE 7 M. Pineda J. Tomlin -117/8 O
7/10/16 CLE 7 - NYY 11 C. Carrasco M. Tanaka -137/7.5 O
7/9/16 CLE 6 - NYY 7 x D. Salazar C. Sabathia -170/7.5 O
7/8/16 CLE 10 - NYY 2 C. Kluber C. Green -160/8 O
7/7/16 CLE 4 - NYY 5 T. Bauer I. Nova -141/9 P
2015 Season
8/23/15 NYY 3 - CLE 4 C. Sabathia T. Bauer -150/8.5 U
8/22/15 NYY 6 - CLE 2 L. Severino D. Salazar -137/7.5 O
8/21/15 NYY 3 - CLE 7 M. Tanaka C. Carrasco -123/7 O
8/20/15 NYY 2 - CLE 3 I. Nova J. Tomlin -148/8.5 U
8/13/15 CLE 6 - NYY 8 T. Bauer N. Eovaldi 113/7.5 O

NY Yankees: Last 10 Games

Date vs/Score Line ATS OPS Avg Starter IP Opp Starter IP
10/5/17 @ CLE 0-4 124/8 L/U .315 .100 S. Gray 3.1 T. Bauer 6.2
10/3/17 MIN 8-4 -263/7.5 W/O .944 .273 L. Severino 0.1 E. Santana 2.0
10/1/17 TOR 1-2 -187/8.5 L/U .478 .161 J. Montgomery 5.1 B. Anderson 5.0
9/30/17 TOR 2-1 -154/8.5 W/U .678 .241 C. Sabathia 5.2 M. Stroman 4.0
9/29/17 TOR 4-0 -235/9 W/U .623 .267 M. Tanaka 7.0 J. Biagini 5.0
9/28/17 TB 6-9 -187/8.5 L/O .948 .242 S. Gray 4.2 J. Faria 3.0
9/27/17 TB 6-1 -260/8.5 W/U .942 .265 L. Severino 6.0 M. Andriese 5.0
9/26/17 TB 6-1 -170/8.5 W/U .894 .303 J. Montgomery 6.0 B. Snell 1.0
9/25/17 KC 11-3 -205/9 W/O 1.317 .395 C. Sabathia 6.0 J. Junis 5.2
9/24/17 @ TOR 5-9 107/8.5 L/O .848 .257 J. Garcia 2.1 M. Stroman 5.2

Cleveland: Last 10 Games

Date vs/Score Line ATS OPS Avg Starter IP Opp Starter IP
10/5/17 NYY 4-0 -134/8 W/U .676 .179 T. Bauer 6.2 S. Gray 3.1
10/1/17 CHW 3-1 -193/9 W/U .564 .172 J. Tomlin 5.1 C. Volstad 6.0
9/30/17 CHW 1-2 -305/7 L/U .339 .103 C. Kluber 5.0 C. Fulmer 5.0
9/29/17 CHW 10-1 -290/8.5 W/O .957 .273 T. Bauer 6.0 M. Pelfrey 2.2
9/28/17 MIN 5-2 -254/7.5 W/U .970 .303 C. Carrasco 8.1 E. Santana 5.0
9/27/17 MIN 4-2 -195/9 W/U .848 .281 D. Salazar 4.2 A. Mejia 3.2
9/26/17 MIN 6-8 -177/10 L/O .750 .297 J. Tomlin 3.2 B. Colon 1.0
9/24/17 @ SEA 4-2 -200/7 W/U .699 .250 C. Kluber 7.0 M. Leake 6.2
9/23/17 @ SEA 11-4 -148/8 W/O 1.016 .318 C. Carrasco 5.2 A. Moore 4.0
9/22/17 @ SEA 1-3 -135/8.5 L/U .362 .100 T. Bauer 7.0 E. Ramirez 8.0