The New York Yankees started their six-game trip with a pair of wins and hope to end it the same way when they visit the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday for the last contest of the weekend in which you can make an MLB bet.
The Yankees allowed six runs in the first inning to lose Friday’s series opener 8-4, but received two homers from Jake Bauers and held on for a 6-3 triumph on Saturday for their 20th win in their last 30 contests.
The Dodgers are 8-9 over their past 17 games and scored fewer than six times Saturday for the first time in seven outings. Freddie Freeman came into the series with a 20-game hitting streak, but is just 1-for-10 the last two nights.
Yankees veteran Domingo German faces promising rookie Bobby Miller for a battle of right-handers in the series finale.
New York is +500 to win the American League pennant while Los Angeles is +225 to win the National League crown according to Las Vegas MLB odds.
Here Comes The Judge
Reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge belted his 19th homer Saturday for the Yankees, one fewer than he had going into action on June 4 last year when he finished with 62. He also made a dazzling catch to secure the win.
— MLB (@MLB) June 4, 2023
Gerrit Cole on Aaron Judge:
“He’s amazing, man. There’s some great players in this series, no doubt; a couple of Hall of Famers on the other side as well. But he’s just on another level. There’s not a weak part of his game. Gosh, what a blessing to have him on my team.”
— Bryan Hoch ⚾️ (@BryanHoch) June 4, 2023
Bauers was batting .214 with three home runs and seven RBIs coming into Saturday’s contest before going 2-for-3 with four runs batted in.
Giancarlo Stanton, who homered in his return from the injured list Friday, was rested Saturday and will likely be in the lineup for the finale.
Dodgers Need Pitching Spark
Los Angeles hopes Miller might be able to provide a boost for an injury-plagued pitching staff that is 22nd in the league in ERA and has allowed the eighth most home runs (75).
The Dodgers have leaned on their NL-best offense (330 runs) to win games and are considered a co-favorite with the Atlanta Braves in MLB live betting for the NL pennant
#Dodgers Dave Roberts said Trayce Thompson injured his oblique on checked swing. Will go on IL
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) June 4, 2023
Domingo German (3-3, 3.98 ERA) vs. Bobby Miller (2-0, 1.64 ERA)
German won two of four decisions, but finished April with a 5.54 ERA. The 30-year-old Dominican was much better in May with a 2.54 ERA, but he earned his only win last month on Monday when he held Seattle to four runs over 6 ⅓ innings for a 10-4 triumph. German is 4-4 with a 4.50 ERA in 16 career interleague games.
Miller has been outstanding in his first two major league stats, yielding two runs across 11 total innings with nine strikeouts and just two walks. The 6-5, 24-year-old beat Washington on Monday with six innings of four-hit, one-run ball. Miller the 29th overall pick in the 2020 draft after going 15-2 at the University of Louisville.
Yankees vs Dodgers Head-to Head
The storied franchises have alternated wins and losses over the last 10 meetings, dating to 2013.
The over is 2-0 in this series according to MLB odds despite future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw winning the opener for the Dodgers and New York ace Gerrit Cole improving to 7-0 on Saturday.
German beat the Dodgers in 2019 with six innings of one-run ball and has held Mooke Betts hitless in 12 career at-bats.
Yankees vs Dodgers Game Information
- Game: Yankees (35-25) vs Dodgers (35-24)
- Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Day/Time: Sunday, June 4, 7:p.m. ET
- Yankees vs Dodgers Live Stream: MLB.tv
Yankees vs Dodgers Betting Lines
German was really good in May and Miller could be the real deal after two major league starts, but these two offenses are hard to keep in check. There should be just enough offense to make the over a winner again..
Pick: Over 9 (-110)
Much depends on how Miller reacts to the spotlight of a matchup with the Yankees on national television. He certainly looked like he was capable in his first two starts with the Dodgers. But it’s hard to go against the Yankees’ lineup versus a rookie..
Pick: Yankees (+140)
When the Yankees get runs, it is always a good bet if you are playing MLB spreads. Freeman and Betts are due, though. The thought here is, even if the Dodgers get to German, New York will find a way to claw back in it.
Pick: Yankees +1 ½ (-145)