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ALDS Preview: Yankees and Indians Square off in Cleveland

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Aces Not on the Mound in ALDS for Yanks and Indians

The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians open their 2017 ALDS Series tonight at 7:30 pm EST. The game from Progressive Field will be telecast live across the nation on Fox Sports 1.

Neither teams Aces will be on the mound tonight. Fans should still expect to see a good pitching matchup. Yankees ace Luis Severino started the AL wild-card game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

Indians ace Corey Kluber is rested but will start Game 2. Manager Terry Francona wants to have Kluber pitch on his normal day to pitch. This also sets up to be ready for a possible Game 5 start.

It will be New York’s Sonny Gray vs. Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer in Game 1.

Oddsmakers have the Indians listed as -143-moneyline favorites. The total is at 8.5.

Indians Had Best Record in AL

The Indians come into the ALDS with the best record in the American League. They were 102-60 and have won 34 of their last 38 games. The amazing streak that includes their American League-record 22-game winning streak.

The Indians went 5-2 against the Yankees during the regular season. Three of those wins were during Cleveland’s 22-game winning streak.

Indians pitchers will be trying to stimey Yankees rookie slugger Aaron Judge. Judge hit a rookie-record 52 home runs this season. He added another in New York’s 8-4 win over Minnesota in the wild-card game.

Bauer had a breakout season this year. He finally put things together and went 17-9 with a 4.19 ERA. In two starts against the Yankees he was 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA.

Yankees Look for Strong Showing in ALDS

Gray was 10-12 with a 3.55 ERA in 27 starts this year for the Oakland A’s and New York. He has 11 starts for the Yankees. Gray went 4-7 with a 3.72 ERA. He started three times against the Indians this year, going 1-2 with a 4.86 ERA.

Gray’s last start against Cleveland came on Aug. 3. It was a 5-1 loss in which he pitched six innings. He gave up four runs, two of them earned, on four hits. Gray also had six strikeouts and three walks in his Yankees debut. Gray’s career record against Cleveland is 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA.

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Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
NY Yankees 92-71 $276.00 24-23 68-48 71-55 21-15 84-76-3 1.24
Cleveland 102-60 $553.00 36-24 66-36 95-56 6-4 61-92-9 1.57
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
S Gray (10-12) ERA: 3.55
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 28, 2017 TB L 6-9 O 4.2 -$100.00
Sep 23, 2017 TOR W 5-1 U 6 $56.00
Sep 17, 2017 BAL L 4-6 O 4 -$100.00

T Bauer (17-9) ERA: 4.19

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 29, 2017 CHW W 10-1 O 6 $34.00
Sep 22, 2017 SEA L 1-3 U 7 -$100.00
Sep 15, 2017 KC L 3-4 U 5.1 -$100.00
Bullpen
NY Yankees’s relievers have pitched 15.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Cleveland’s relievers have pitched 10.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
New York Yankees – S Gray
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 3, 2017 5-1 CLE 6 4 4 2 3 6 Loss
Jul 14, 2017 5-0 OAK 6 2 0 0 1 5 Win
May 30, 2017 9-4 CLE 4.2 9 7 7 2 3 Loss
Jul 31, 2016 8-0 CLE 3.1 8 7 7 2 3 Loss
Aug 2, 2015 2-1 OAK 7 4 1 1 4 7 No Decision

Cleveland Indians – T Bauer

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 30, 2017 2-1 CLE 6 4 1 1 4 4 Win
Aug 4, 2017 7-2 CLE 7 7 1 1 2 7 Win
Jul 7, 2016 5-4 NYY 5.2 8 5 5 2 4 Loss
Aug 23, 2015 4-3 CLE 6.1 2 2 1 6 7 No Decision
Aug 13, 2015 8-6 NYY 3.1 7 6 6 2 1 Loss

ALDS Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 5.31 2 3.48 1
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 5.02 3 3.40 2
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.05 6 4.07 4
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.01 10 4.26 9

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Aug 30, 2017 CLE 9 NYY 4 O Ryan Merritt (L) Jordan Montgomery (L) 13 8 5 3 9 2
Aug 30, 2017 CLE 2 NYY 1 -124 9.5 U Trevor Bauer (R) Jaime Garcia (L) 8 5 4 4 13 9
Aug 28, 2017 CLE 6 NYY 2 -103 6.5 O Corey Kluber (R) Luis Severino (R) 6 3 4 1 12 8
Aug 6, 2017 NYY 8 CLE 1 -120 7.5 O Luis Severino (R) Carlos Carrasco (R) 12 2 3 1 10 10
Aug 5, 2017 NYY 2 CLE 1 -131 8.5 U Jordan Montgomery (L) Danny Salazar (R) 5 6 4 0 15 12
Aug 4, 2017 NYY 2 CLE 7 -119 9 P Jaime Garcia (L) Trevor Bauer (R) 11 8 2 4 10 10
Aug 3, 2017 NYY 1 CLE 5 -197 8 U Sonny Gray (R) Corey Kluber (R) 3 5 1 3 11 7
Aug 7, 2016 CLE 2 NYY 3 100 8 U Carlos Carrasco (R) Masahiro Tanaka (R) 8 5 3 2 12 12
Aug 6, 2016 CLE 5 NYY 2 171 8 U Corey Kluber (R) CC Sabathia (L) 10 6 6 1 10 10
Aug 5, 2016 CLE 7 NYY 13 -115 8 O Josh Tomlin (R) Michael Pineda (R) 11 16 4 8 10 4

ALDS Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

New York Yankees

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 92-71 52-30 40-41 71-48 22-20 83-76-3 24-23 68-48
Last 10 7-3 6-2 1-1 7-2 0-1 4-6 1-1 6-2
vs Div 44-32 27-12 17-20 30-20 15-11 41-33-2 13-12 31-20
vs AL 77-66 44-28 33-38 60-46 18-18 73-66-3 20-23 57-43
vs NL 15-5 8-2 7-3 11-2 4-2 10-10 4-0 11-5

Cleveland Indians

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 102-60 49-32 53-28 95-55 8-5 60-92-9 36-24 66-36
Last 10 7-3 4-2 3-1 6-3 1-0 3-7 1-0 6-3
vs Div 50-26 21-16 29-10 50-26 1-0 26-47-3 21-11 29-15
vs AL 96-46 45-26 51-20 89-42 7-4 52-81-8 33-20 63-26
vs NL 6-14 4-6 2-8 6-13 1-1 8-11-1 3-4 3-10
Team Last 5 Games

New York Yankees

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 3, 2017 MIN 8-4 W -245 7.5 Luis Severino 0.1 E Santana H
Oct 1, 2017 TOR 1-2 L -183 8.5 Jordan Montgomery 5.1 Br Anderson H
Sep 30, 2017 TOR 2-1 W -159 8.5 C Sabathia 5.2 M Stroman H
Sep 29, 2017 TOR 4-0 W -235 9 Masahiro Tanaka 7 Joe Biagini H
Sep 28, 2017 TB 6-9 L -200 8.5 S Gray 4.2 Jacob Faria H

Cleveland Indians

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 1, 2017 CHW 3-1 W -197 9 J Tomlin 5.1 C Volstad H
Sep 30, 2017 CHW 1-2 L -370 7 C Kluber 5 Carson Fulmer H
Sep 29, 2017 CHW 10-1 W -290 8.5 T Bauer 6 M Pelfrey H
Sep 28, 2017 MIN 5-2 W -268 7.5 C Carrasco 8.1 E Santana H
Sep 27, 2017 MIN 4-2 W -193 9 D Salazar 4.2 Adalberto Mejia H

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