Willie’s MLB season selects record: 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 Pick: On 101/2
Finest Line Launched: Heritage
Home Run Derby was a short-lived television show that ran only one year (1960). Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Duke Snider were paired up in 1 episode, and combined with four homers. The Cleveland Indians hit 4 HR in the first two innings of Thursday’s series opener at New York against the Yankees, leaving me to wonder what the squads could do for an encore after combining for 10 long balls at the matchup.
With the MLB Network on hand to discuss launching angles and exit velocities, Friday’s fracas features newcomer Aaron Civale (1-1, 1.00) about the bump for its seeing Indians and Masahiro Tanaka (8-6, 4.64) up next for the Yankees. New York opened on a -145 money line, that number climbing into the -150s instantly, and it’s no real surprise to observe that the 101/2-operate total juiced to the’over’ at some stores.