All four American League teams will play on Saturday, with the Astros and Red Sox looking to defend home field advantage and take a 2-0 lead in their respective series. We look at both games and share our free MLB picks.
Indians vs. Astros
The Astros are the play in Game 2, Gerrit Cole has pitched well against the Indians giving up just six earned runs in 15 innings over two career starts against them and he was 8-2 with a 2.99 ERA and an 0.97 WHIP in 15 starts at Minute Maid Park.
George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are a combined 16-for-47 (.340 average) against Carlos Carrasco, who allowed eight earned runs on 15 hits over 13 1/3 innings in two starts against the Astros this season. The Indians are 2-6 in their last eight postseason games and 1-4 in Carrasco's last five road starts against a team with a winning record while the Astros are 4-0 in Cole's last four home starts and 24-8 in Cole's last 32 starts.
MLB Pick: Astros -160 at Jazz Sports
Yankees vs. Red Sox
I'm looking at the Over in this contest, even with the total set at 9 at Jazz Sports. The Over is 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams, including last night's Game 1.
Masahiro Tanaka posted a 7.58 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP in four starts against the Red Sox this season, surrendering six home runs over 19 innings and he gave up seven earned runs over 9 2/3 innings in two starts at Fenway Park.
David Price struggled against the Yankees, going 0-3 with a poor 10.34 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP in four starts this season and the New York lineup is hitting a combined .318 in 302 at-bats against him. The Over is 3-0-1 in Tanaka's last four starts against the Red Sox and 3-0-1 in Price's last four starts against the Yankees.
MLB Pick: Over 9 (-105) at Jazz Sports
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