Willie’s MLB season selections document: 94-100-5 (-0.85 units)
Cleveland Indians (73-49 SU, 52-66 O/U) at NY Yankees (81-42 SU, 70-49 O/U)
Friday, 7:05 p.m. ET (MLB Network)
Free MLB Choose: On 101/2
Finest Line Offered: Heritage
Home Run Derby has been a short lived television series that ran just 1 year (1960). Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Duke Snider were paired in one episode, and combined for four homers. The Cleveland Indians hit 4 HR from the first two innings of Thursday’s series opener at New York against the Yankees, leaving me to wonder what the squads may do for an encore after joining for 10 long balls at the matchup.
With the MLB Network on hand to talk about launch angles and exit velocities, Friday’s fracas features rookie Aaron Civale (1-1, 1.00) on the bump for its seeing Indians and Masahiro Tanaka (8-6, 4.64) up alongside the Yankees. New York started on a -145 money line, that number climbing into the -150s overnight, and it is no real surprise to observe that the 101/2-run complete juiced into the’finished’ at a few stores.
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