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YANKEES: New York is coming off a much needed win, as they finally beat Seattle to earn their 1st win of their current road trip. The Yankees will look to continue that momentum in Oakland, as they face the premier pitching staff in all of baseball. New York is 28-23 this season for -2.98 units. The Yankees currently trail Boston by 1.5 games in the always tough American League East division standings. New York will have plenty of confidence tonight, as they've beaten Oakland 7 consecutive times, and 9 of 10 games last season. Pitcher Bartolo Colon will make the road start tonight, as he's 2-3 with an ERA of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. Colon knows the Athletics well, considering his days in the AL West. Colon is 6-5 lifetime against Oakland. The Yankees are 4-1 in Colon's last 5 starts against a team with a losing record. New York is 3-8 in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record. The Yankees are 4-11 in their last 15 Monday games. New York is 1-5 in their last 6 games during game 1 of a series.
Projected Score: 5 (SIDE of the Day)
Yankees are 1-4 last 5 games against a right-handed starter.
Over is 6-0-1 last 7 games overall.
ATHLETICS: (-120, O/U 7.5) Oakland is currently in last place in the AL West, despite a .500% record. The Athletics play in the toughest division in baseball this year, as no team has a losing overall record. The Athletics are 27-27 this year for -3.78 units. Oakland is 14-12 at home this season, and they will need their fans full support if they are to win their series with the Yankees. Oakland has a dominant pitching staff, as they have the lowest ERA in the game at 2.82. Pitcher Trevor Cahill has been dominant this season, as he's 6-2 with an ERA of 2.02 and a WHIP of 1.22. The Athletics are 18-6 in Cahill's last 24 home starts against a team with a winning record. Oakland is 23-9 in Cahill's last 32 home starts. The Athletics are 5-2 in Cahill's last 7 starts against the American League East. Oakland is 19-9 in Cahill's last 28 starts with 4 days of rest. The Athletics are 23-11 in Cahill's last 34 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. The Athletics are 25-12 in Cahill's last 37 starts. Oakland is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games against a right-handed starter. Oakland is 4-1 in their last 5 games played on grass. The Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning record. Oakland is 7-3 in their last 10 Monday games.
Projected Score: 4
Athletics are 4-1 last 5 games against the American League East.
Under is 32-12-1 last 45 games during game 1 of a series.