After splitting the first two of their three-game series, the New York Yankees (35-25) and Los Angeles Dodgers (35-24) will square off in primetime for the rubber match. Los Angeles will host this one at Dodger Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 pm ET.
After losing the opener 8-4, the Yankees bounced back with a 6-3 win on Saturday. In the win, Jake Bauers hit two home runs and Aaron Judge hit his 19th of the season. Gerrit Cole picked up the win after throwing six innings of one-run ball.
The Dodgers are the favorites to win Sunday’s contest. They are -146 to win, while the Yankees’ moneyline sits at +124. The runline features New York +1.5 (-162), and the over/under for total runs is nine.
Yankees Continue To Play Well Regardless Of Venue
At 35-25, the Yankees sit third in the AL East, six games out of first place. Still, they have been fantastic this season, regardless of the venue, as they are 19-13 at home and 16-12 on the road. They will look to add another tally to the road win column on Sunday.
On the mound for manager Aaron Boone’s club will be Domingo German. The 30-year-old has gone 3-3 in 10 games with a 3.98 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and has 53 strikeouts in 54.1 innings. He picked up the win over the Mariners in his last outing despite giving up four earned runs in 6.1 innings.
The Yankees currently rank 10th in scoring, averaging 4.69 runs per game. Outfielder Aaron Judge leads the offense. In 175 at bats, he is hitting .291/.404/.674 with 19 home runs, 40 runs batted in, and 42 runs scored.
Judge has been even stronger in the last couple weeks. Over his last 12 games, he is hitting .333/.472/.833 with six home runs and 11 runs batted in.
Dodgers Look To Reclaim NL West Lead
The Dodgers have had a strong start to the season, but they currently sit in second in the NL West. The surprising Diamondbacks are in first with a 35-23 record. Just a half game back, the Dodgers will hope to reclaim the NL West lead on Sunday.
Los Angeles ranks third in the majors in scoring, averaging 5.64 runs per game (5.93 at home). As a team, they rank second in home runs (100), third in runs batted in (319), first in walks (251), and third in runs scored (330).
J.D. Martinez has been on fire over the last two weeks. In his last 53 at bats, he is hitting .358/.368/.868 with eight home runs, 19 runs batted in, and 13 runs scored.
The Dodgers have not been as strong on defense this year. They rank 19th in scoring defense, allowing opponents an average of 4.59 runs per game (3.32 at home).
Los Angeles will turn to 24-year-old Bobby Miller to try to win the series. In two games, he is 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and he has nine strikeouts in 11 innings. He beat the Nationals in his last outing, allowing just a single run over six innings of work.
Take The Yankees On The Runline
Looking at the trends, the Yankees are 5-2 in their last seven games and 7-2 in their last nine road games. They are 4-2 in their last six against Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.
For the Dodgers, they are 14-3 in their last 17 home games. In 10 of their last 13 games, the OVER has hit for the Dodgers.
Youngster Bobby Miller will really have his work cut out for him in this one as he takes on a strong Yankees team. With Domingo German being anything but dominant, the OVER nine runs (-115) has a good chance at hitting in this one.
As for the game outcome, this one could go either way. For that reason, take New York at +1.5 (-162) on the runline.