Cleveland’s quest for its first World Series title as the Guardians resumes on Tuesday in New York against the Yankees with their leader in wins Cal Quantrill getting the American League Divisional Series Game 1 start.
Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Yankees (-205, 7)
Quantrill is 15-5 this season with a 3.38 ERA and enters Tuesday with the team having won 16 of his last 17 starts. The lone loss came against the Mariners, a start that involved him being removed after three innings due to a nearly four and a half hour rain delay.
In this 17-start span, Quantrill has a 2.95 ERA with 0.9 home runs and 1.8 walks per nine innings. He’s also surrendered two runs or fewer allowed in five of his six road starts during this stretch.
The Yankees counter with Gerrit Cole, who enters in poor form, having allowed at least three runs in five straight starts and a combined nine home runs in those starts.
Cole will benefit from facing a Cleveland lineup that is 29th in the league in home runs per game while having a bullpen behind him that is third in the league in ERA.
With the Guardians owning the league’s best bullpen ERA since the All-Star break, Tuesday’s series opener will be dominated by the pitchers.
The Play: Guardians vs. Yankees Under 7