It kind of feels like the New York Yankees have forgot how to lose. Even on Thursday night when they blew a 6-0 lead — a game they absolutely would’ve lost earlier in the season — they overcame adversity to keep their winning streak alive.
On Friday night, however, Yankees fans were finally able to sit back and enjoy a comfortable 8-2 victory in Oakland…where they’ve enjoyed very little success in recent seasons.
Gerrit Cole didn’t have his best stuff, but still managed to throw six shutout innings, while Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Luke Voit and Kyle Higashioka all went yard to provide more than enough run support.
The Yankees will look to make it 14 (!) in a row on Saturday, so let’s see what the oddsmakers are saying about their chances to do so.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
First pitch from Oakland is scheduled for 4:07 p.m. EST.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
The Yankees will be on locally on PIX11, while West Coast viewers should tune into NBC Sports California.
Yankees vs Athletics Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBet, the Yankees are favored -103 on the money line (bet $103 to win 100), while the A’s come in at -107 (bet $107 to win $100). If you prefer the spread, New York is +145 to cover -1.5 (bet $100 to win 145). Oakland, on the other hand, is -165 to win or lose by more than one run.
The over/under for Saturday is set at 8.5, with the over getting -115 odds and the under coming in at -105.
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees will send Nestor Cortes to the mound in this one. One of the MVPs of New York’s season, Cortes is 7-3 over 15 starts, racking up a brilliant 2.56 ERA, to go with 60 strikeouts, 16 walks and a 1.065 WHIP.
The Athletics will counter with Frankie Montas. The 28-year-old righty has bounced back nicely from a down 2020, posting a 3.84 ERA alongside 161 strikeouts. His 10.1 Ks per nine inning ranks 12th in all of baseball.
Yankees Starting Lineup
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Yankees vs Athletics Prediction Today
We hate to break it to you, Yankees fans, but at some point the other shoe is going to drop. This winning streak won’t last forever and you might suffer through another gut-punching loss. However, that won’t be today.
Expect Cortes to shove and the offense to stay hot. Yankees 5, A’s 3.
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