It is looking more and more like the Yankees and the Indians will be fighting for the two Wild Card spots come the end of the regular season. New York is five games out of first in the AL East, but just a half-game back of a Wild Card spot. the Indians are 6.5 games out in the AL Central, but just four games out of a Wild Card spot. We are going to back the Indians on the road in this series opener tonight.
Cleveland looks to end losing streak in New York
The Indians have lost six straight games to the Yankees in the Bronx. They are 4-14 in the new Yankee Stadium to go along with their losing streak. Overall, the Indians have dropped three straight games coming into this series. Trevor Bauer will take the mound for Cleveland. he is 2-2 with a 3.98 ERA since July 1, which is a span of seven starts. The Indians need to go on a nice winning streak to pull closer in the Wild Card race.
Yankees out to stay hot against Indians at home
New York has not played well at home this year, but is 10-4 in their last 14 home games after opening the season 18-23. The Yankees recently won three of four against the Tigers at home this week. They will look to continue their dominance of the Twins at the new stadium, where they are 14-4 since Joe Girardi took over as manager of the club.
On Friday night, the Yankees and the Indians will collide for the first of three at Yankee Stadium. We will place our bet at Bovada.lv, where the Indians are underdogs on the road. We like Cleveland to win this game, which is why we will drop 10 percent of our bankroll on the OVER 8.5 total runs scored at -115 as Cleveland secure a victory in game one against the Yankees.