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New York Yankees @ Los Angeles Angels, 4/27/18: Yankees Look To Extend Win Streak

The Yankees look to keep their six-game winning streak alive as they take their first trip to the west coast this season.

  • New York Yankees (15-9)
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (16-9)
  • American League, 10:07 p.m. EST, YES Network
  • Angels Stadium, Anaheim, Los Angeles

Still fresh in the mind of Yankees fans is last year’s HORRENDOUS west coast trip where the Yankees went 1-6. Coming into that stretch the Yankees had a four-game lead on the Boston Red Sox. By the end of the stretch, the two teams were tied for first.

This year the Yankees are the ones four games back, but it looks like they’ve just started playing their best ball.

During their six-game winning streak, the Bombers are outscoring their opponents 47-13; that’s about eight runs a game.

The Yankees will be without Tyler Austin tonight as he begins to serve his four-game suspension. Austin will be missed as he has been lighting it up of late hitting .350 over his last seven games. Austin is also one of the Yankees better hitters against left-handed pitching.

On the mound for the Yankees tonight is ace, Luis Severino. The right-hander is 4-1 on the year with a 2.32 ERA. Over his last two starts, he has tossed 13 innings of one-run ball while striking out 14.

The Yankees red-hot offense will take on lefty Andrew Heaney, who is making just his third start of the year. It’s been a rough start for Heaney who is 0-1 with an abysmal ERA of 9.64. In his last start, he lasted just 4.1 innings while surrendering seven runs against the San Francisco Giants.

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Player To Watch

Giancarlo Stanton

It’s no secret that Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t fully adjusted to the pressure of Yankee Stadium, hitting just .182 at home. On the road, however, Stanton is his usual beastly self, hitting .355 with two home runs while driving in seven runs in eight away games.

Stanton’s at-bats have been remarkably better of late as well. Working the count and laying off the high fastball that he was so susceptible to earlier in the year. With the hometown pressure off his shoulders, him putting together better at-bats, and a lefty on the mound, look for Stanton to have a big game tonight.

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