Tonight marks the opening of a four-game series between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers in the American League. The Yankees recently defeated the Minnesota Twins 12-6, but they also lost two of their last three games versus Minnesota. The Rangers enter this series after being swept by the Cincinnati Reds in a very dismal three-game series.
These are two of the better teams in the American league, at least in terms of their records, and both clubs enter the game with a point to prove. This series has all the makings of being enjoyable and amusing, and it all begins with an exciting first game.
The x-factor in this game has to be Gerrit Cole. He has been fantastic for the Yankees to open the season, and he will want to continue that against a Rangers team whose offense has struggled recently. The team needs Cole to put on another solid performance tonight because he is demonstrating why he is among the finest pitchers in the world.
In 13 starts versus Texas in his career, Cole is 5-4 with a 3.84 ERA. In 41.1 innings pitched at Globe Life Field, he has a 4.57 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. Cole, who hasn’t given up a single no-doubter so far this season, has faced the current Rangers 22 times and surrendered 85 hits, including six home runs. With 33 home runs allowed in 2017, Cole was the American League’s top player.
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The Rangers are using Andrew Heaney on the other side. Heaney has had a respectable season so far with Texas, but he continues to struggle with giving up home runs. As he faces a Yankees team that can mash the ball, he will need to keep his command or it might end up turning bad him and his team here.
The 31-year-old lefty is 2-1 with a 4.34 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 20/9 K/BB ratio in four starts this season. Heaney has only given up three runs on nine hits and seven walks over his last three appearances after a disastrous start to the season that resulted in a 7-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Game Information
- Date: 04/27/2023
- Time: 08:05 PM ET
- Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas.
- How to Watch: Yankees vs Rangers MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Betting Lines
Yankees are -172 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $58. On the other side, Rangers are +152 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $152.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Yankees at a 63.24% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Rangers have 39.68% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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