New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians
Tip-off: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – 7:00 PM ET
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
- New York: Nova (0-1, 7.71 ERA)
- Cleveland: Kluber (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
It’s been two games already in this four-game series and Robinson Cano has already managed to impress YouWager bettors by battering three Cleveland Indians starters.
The 30 year-old Cano and the visiting New York Yankees will now take aim at a fill-in starter as they look for a fourth straight win this evening.
The Yankees (4-4) have amassed eight homers among 25 runs and 31 hits in this series. The right-hander is 7 for 10 with three homers and seven RBIs in the first two games.
Cano hit two solo homers in Monday’s 11-6 win and he added two doubles and a homer among his four hits Tuesday in a 14-1 rout, New York’s most lopsided victory in Cleveland since an 18-1 victory 82 years ago.
New York tagged Ubaldo Jimenez for seven runs over 4 1/3 innings Monday. According to the MLB sports betting picks, that figure is the same number of runs Carlos Carrasco was charged with Tuesday over 3 2/3 innings before he was repremended for hitting Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder — one pitch after giving up a homer to Cano.
Cleveland’s manager Terry Francona did not believe the plunking of Youkilis – who previously played for Francona and the Boston Red Sox — was intentional. Carrasco then apolohized.
Eleven of the Bronx Bombers’ 18 hits Tuesday went for extra bases. Brett Gardner was 4 for 5 with three runs scored and Youkilis, Ichiro Suzuki, Lyle Overbay and pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch were the other New York players to go deep besides Cano.
Asdrubal Cabrera’s sixth-inning homer was all the Indians (3-5) could bring back. It helped the MLB team avoid their third shutout defeat of the season.
New York’s will be sending Ivan Nova (0-1, 7.71 ERA) to the mound, making his second start of the season. The native of Dominican Republic yielded four runs over 4 2/3 innings Friday in an 8-3 defeat versus the Detroit Tigers.
Nova’s 5.68 career ERA in April is his highest in any month. The right-hander won his lone career outing versus the Indians, allowing two runs over seven innings in an 11-7 home win June 10, 2011.