The Houston Astros and New York Yankees square off on Saturday with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY and will only be available on local TV or through an MLB.tv subscription. Cristian Javier (4-3, 3.07 ERA) will hit the mound for the Astros and Gerrit Cole (6-1, 3.14 ERA) gets the starting nod for the Yankees.
The Astros bounced back from their series-opening loss to the Yankees with a 3-1 victory Friday night, led by a stellar pitching performance from Justin Verlander. Verlander pitched just four hits and one ball in seven innings as Houston snapped New York’s 15-game home winning streak. Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to tie the series one game apiece.
Giancarlo Stanton was the lone batter to go the distance after he homered in the sixth inning off of one of four Verlander’s allowed hits. The Yankees’ loss at home was their first since a 6-4 setback against the Baltimore Orioles back on May 23. New York sits at 52-19 with the best record in baseball and will look to bounce back as Cole hits the mound against his former team.
Astros vs. Yankees
Pitchers: Cristian Javier vs. Gerrit Cole
First pitch: 1.05 p.m. ET
Astros local broadcast: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Yankees local broadcast: YES
Live stream: MLB.tv (subscription)
Odds, picks & predictions
Run Line: Yankees -1.5 (+125)
Run total: 8.5
Moneyline odds: Astros +140, Yankees -165
Moneyline pick: Yankees -165
New York saw their home winning streak snapped but should still feel confident in a win on Saturday. With the best record in baseball alongside an offensive edge that has them leading the league in runs, the Yankees should be in for a much better offensive performance. Let’s go with the favorites at home to bounce back accordingly.
Player prop pick: Gerrit Cole over 6.5 strikeouts (-170)
Cole is 6-1 in starts this season and has 6+ strikeouts in five of his last six appearances. The cherry on top is that he’s facing his former team so there should be some added motivation here. I like Cole responding to Verlander’s pitching performance with a stellar showing of his own on Saturday.
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