Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

When: Friday, August 16th at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Indians TV/Radio: SportsNet Ohio, WTAM 1100 AM. Yankees TV/Radio: YES, WFAN 101.9FM.

Team Notes

Cleveland Indians

The Indians have won 27 of their last 37 games through August 13th and made up the difference on the leader, the Minnesota Twins, in the AL Central division.

Cleveland’s recent run has boosted their playoff odds to 84.2% probability to make the postseason and 4.7% to win the World Series according to baseball-reference.com.

The Indians have 7-1 odds to claim the AL crown and 16-1 to win the 2019 World Series in 2019.

New York Yankees

New York continues to be a juggernaut in the American League, posting the best record with a two-game lead on Houston for the top seed in the playoffs.

The Yankees have a 98.9% chance to make the postseason and a 11.2% to take the World Series.

New York is favored to win the AL title at 11-4 and stand at 6-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Indians: Aaron Civale (1-1, 1.00 ERA)

In Civale’s last start, he held the Twins to one earned run in six innings with five strikeouts.

Since being called back up in early August, Civale has thrown 12 innings and allowed just two earned runs.

The Indians’ starter has not allowed a home run in his MLB career.

The 24-year old right-hander has made three starts this season, striking out 18 in 18 total innings in 2019.

New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (8-6, 4.64 ERA)

Tanaka was sensational in his last start, throwing eight innings of three-hit ball against the Toronto Blue Jays.

In his last four starts, Tanaka has struck out exactly four batters in each outing.

The Yanks’ righty has allowed eight home runs in his last seven starts, but just one in his last three outings.

Tanaka has walked just two batters over his last two starts after issuing six walks in the previous two appearances.

Hitter Notes

Cleveland Indians

The Indians have scored 61 runs in their 13 August games for an unimpressive average of 4.69 runs per contest.

3B Jose Ramirez is 6 for 11 against Tanaka in his career with one RBI.

SS Francisco Lindor is 4 for 12 versus the Yankees’ right-hander with two RBI.

1B Carlos Santana is 4 for 13 versus Tanaka with one homer and one double.

New York Yankees

In August, the Yankees have scored 104 runs in 14 games, a per-game average of 7.43 runs.

Right-handers are hitting .182 against Civale this year, with lefties hitting a meager .111.

Against righties, the Yankees’ hitters are averaging .272 with a .834 OPS.

In August, New York has already hit 38 homers with two weeks to go in the month. Their high for a calendar month in 2019 is 47.

Roster Notes

Cleveland Indians

SP Corey Kluber is close to returning from a broken arm as he continues to rehab in the minors.

OF Jordan Luplow has a strained hamstring and remains on the 10-day IL.

SP Carlos Carrasco is on a throwing program in the hope he can return somehow from a blood cancer diagnosis this season.

New York Yankees

1B Luke Voit has a sports hernia and should stay on the 10-day IL for a few weeks.

DH Edwin Encarnacion has a fractured wrist and won’t be back until September.

OF Aaron Hicks has a strained flexor in his right bicep and remains on the 10-day IL.

Game Odds Indians vs Yankees

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Moneyline

SportsbookDodgersPHI PhilliesLink
888Sport NJ-200+163
BetStars NJ-200+160

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over   Under Link
888Sport NJ9.5   -117 9.5  -105
BetStars NJ7.5   +2107.5   -225

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Run Line

SportsbookDodgers -1.5PHI Phillies +1.5Link
888Sport NJ-122+102
BetStars NJ-400+320 

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