At 1:05 pm, our complimentary selection is on the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics ‘over’ the total. What should be a great match-up of two quality lefthanders is skewed a bit by the fact that the Yanks have been so incredibly dominant at home against this Oakland club. Not a bad time to be playing a team that you’re 10-1 against at your home ball park in the last 11 meetings there. There is also some interesting recent history here as Oakland’s Dallas Braden and the Yanks’ Alex Rodriguez engaged in a war of words on April 22 after Braden criticized Rodriguez for crossing over the mound on his way back to first base following a foul ball. The two have since made amends and A-Rod will not be facing Braden tonight because the All-Star third baseman is on the DL with an injured calf muscle which fortunately hasn’t hurt the team too much as the Yanks have won four straight games heading into Wednesday night’s action. It’s rare that CC Sabathia doesn’t put up a quality start for his team, and even when he doesn’t, the Yanks can still find a way to win the game, as was the case in his last start as the big southpaw threw in a clunker in Chicago against the White Sox last Saturday but New York still came out victorious. It hasn’t hurt Sabathia’s chances that his team is scoring runs in bunches when he goes out there (28 runs in his last three starts). Take the ‘over.’ As always, good luck…Al McMordie. Get more baseball betting picks from Al at Touthouse.comm
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