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Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees 09/20/2021 Baseball Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees 09/20/2021 – Monday night baseball is all set to take place as the New York Yankees take on the Texas Rangers in the American League Wild Card race. Yankee Stadium will be the site for the opening game of a three-game series between the two rivals after their big blowout in May. With the Yankees winning three out of four games, the Rangers will be seeking a win tonight. However, the best MLB betting sites have the Yankees in their favor. Both teams have a common aim to raise their standings in their respective tables, with the Yankees in the second last place in the AL East and the Rangers trailing at the bottom of the AL West.
Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees 09/20/2021
The last three games played by the Rangers have seen them score four runs. When scoring three or fewer runs, the Rangers have lost five games in the previous six they have played. This season has not been so kind to Texas, even prying the game away while they fought hard against the White Sox on Sunday. A smooth fifth-inning RBI single by Isaiah Kiner-Falefa and a sacrifice fly by Adolis Garcia in the eighth inning didn’t prove strong enough to win against Chicago. This evening will see the ball going to A.J. Alexy, who is 2-0 with a 3.68 ERA. Alexy, who has 14 strikeouts this season alone, will be playing against the Yankees for the first time in his career. Texas will still push hard to win with Kiner-Falefa leading with 159 hits and 49 RBI and Nathaniel Lowe combining 263 hits and 150 RBI with Adolis Garcia.
Players to watch: Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B (GP 145, AB 586, R 68, H 157, 2B 24, 3B 3, HR 7, RBI 48, TB 208, BB 23, SO 84, SB 17, AVG 0.268, OBP 0.307, SLG 0.355, OPS 0.662, WAR 3.5), Adolis Garcia RF (GP 135, AB 526, R 72, H 129, 2B 24, 3B 2, HR 30, RBI 81, TB 247, BB 31, SO 175, SB 11, AVG 0.245, OBP 0.293, SLG 0.47, OPS 0.762, WAR 3.4).
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees are also finding themselves in a challenging position, especially after their 11-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. Out of the last five games, they have played, the Yankees have won four and are currently 83-66. Fourth in the Al East and third in the AL wild-card race, the Yankees are hoping to a bag a win, fingers-crossed. On Monday night, Nestor Cortes Jr. gets the ball. The 26-year-old is 2-2 with a 2.60 ERA, also boasting 87 strikeouts in this season. Against the Rangers, the young pitcher is 0-0, with a 16.20 ERA and three strikeouts. Leading the Yankees is DJ LeMahieu, with 154 hits and 56 RBI. The Yankees are also sustained by Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, who have a combined 271 hits and 165 RBI.
Players to watch: DJ LeMahieu 2B (GP 141, AB 563, R 77, H 152, 2B 23, 3B 1, HR 10, RBI 56, TB 207, BB 67, SO 88, SB 4, AVG 0.27, OBP 0.349, SLG 0.368, OPS 0.717, WAR 1.5), Aaron Judge RF (GP 135, AB 506, R 78, H 145, 2B 21, 3B 0, HR 35, RBI 85, TB 271, BB 67, SO 147, SB 6, AVG 0.287, OBP 0.371, SLG 0.536, OPS 0.907, WAR 5.1).
Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Betting Numbers
Texas are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
New York Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games.
Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Betting Picks
The top MLB betting picks predict a win for the New York Yankees. On Monday night, the Bronx will see New York defeat Texas, pinning their hopes on the young-blood starting pitcher, Nestor Cortes Jr.
Score Prediction: New York Yankees 6, Texas Rangers 4.