The New York Yankees won an absurd 13 consecutive games to leap right back in the thick of the playoff race, but their magical ride came to an end against an Oakland Athletics team looking to avoid falling out of the hunt themselves.
With Nestor Cortes on the mound in Oakland against a very competitive team, the 3-2 defeat shouldn’t set off too many alarm bells, as the A’s are one of the better teams in the American League.
Still, the Yankees need to put that loss behind them and try to get back on the winning track, and they’ve got one of their best pitchers on the mound today in order to help them achieve that goal.
With most of the big home-run hitters ready to do some damage against a beatable A’s pitching staff, the Yankees have all the necessary ingredients for a victory on Sunday Night Baseball.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
First pitch today is scheduled for 7.08 p.m. ET
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
Today’s Yankees game is available on ESPN, as a national audience will get to see if New York can start a new winning streak.
Yankees vs Athletics Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBet, the Yankees are favored -144 on the money line (bet $144 to win 100), while the A’s come in at +134 (bet $100 to win $134). If you prefer the spread, New York is +105 to cover -1.5 (bet $100 to win $105). Oakland, on the other hand, is -125 ATS.
The over/under for Sunday is set at 9.0, with the over getting -115 odds and the under coming in at -105.
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees will start Jordan Montgomery and his 3.69 ERA against Oakland today. The tall lefty has been on a tear lately, as the Yankees have won four of his last five starts while he himself posted a 1.78 ERA in that span. Montgomery gave up one run in five innings against the Braves his last time out.
The A’s will counter with Paul Blackburn, who has bounced between Triple-A and the major leagues with Oakland for parts of five seasons. He has a 4.09 ERA in two starts with the Athletics this season.
Yankees Starting Lineup
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Yankees vs Athletics Prediction Today
The Yankees shouldn’t expect to waltz into Oakland and dominate the A’s given the fact that they are a viable playoff team, but Bob Melvin isn’t exactly starting Catfish Hunter today. If the Yankees can get out to an early lead and count on Montgomery to pitch deep into the game, they should be able to wrap up a win in a tidy fashion.
Yankees 6, Athletics 3
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