The Texas Rangers face the New York Yankees in game one of their series tonight. Hiroki Kuroda will take on Yu Darvish in the Bronx. Check the MLB odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Yankees are coming off losing two out of three to the Tampa Bay Rays, and are now 2.5 back of the Red Sox for first place in the AL East. They continue to struggle hitting the baseball with Granderson, Texiera, Jeter, and Rodriguez out of the lineup. A bright spot for them has been their new left Fielder Almonte, who is hitting over .500. Kuroda enters with a 7-5 record, 2.78 Era and 1.06 WHIP. In his last start against the Dodgers he lasted 6 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and two earned runs. At home this year Kuroda has a stifling 2.08 Era through 43 1/3 innings pitched. In June however his ERA is up to 3.76 after averaging giving up a hit an inning. The Yanks are 22-16 at home this season and have won four of their last ten.
Texas sends Yu Darvish to the mound tonight and his 7-3 record with a 3.41 ERA. He has not won a ballgame since May 16th against Detroit, however has not pitched poorly. He has gone at least six innings in every start this season, including his last one in Oakland where he lasted exactly six giving up six hits and four earned runs. Texas is in first place in the West and is 22-17 on the road this season They are on a five game winning streak.
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