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Yankees Underdogs In Texas

The Yankees were pissed off that they didn't get Cliff Lee at the trade deadline and they will find out what they are missing today when they face the team that got him. Divisional leaders meet on Wednesday night in Texas as the Rangers host the New York Yankees.

You can count on one hand the amount of times the Yankees have been baseball underdogs this season but that will be the case on Wednesday since they will be on the road facing Texas pitcher Cliff Lee. Bovada current line: Rangers - 158, Total 8 Over – 120 Texas is in good position to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. The Rangers get a good test this week to see how they will do against the top teams in the league. This is the second game of a brief two-game series against the Yankees and then Boston comes in for a weekend baseball betting series.

The Rangers will get another visit from the Yankees next month. Lee is 10-5 on the season with a 2.44 ERA. In his last three starts he has been extremely good with a 1.80 ERA. He is 5-4 with a 4.72 ERA in 10 career starts vs. the Yankees. He threw a complete game against them in late June and got the win. Javier Vazquez gets the start for New York on Wednesday. He is 9-8 on the MLB betting season with a 4.63 ERA. He lost last time out against the Red Sox as he gave up six runs, three of which were earned in just 5 1/3 innings. He is 1-1 in his last three starts with a 4.34 ERA. In his career against the Rangers he is 2-2 with a 5.74 ERA. The Yankees have done well against left-handers on the road recently as they are 5-0 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Yankees are 14-5 in their last 19 road games overall.

The Yankees are 5-1 in Vazquez’s last 6 road starts. The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Yankees are 23-9 in the last 32 meetings in Texas. The Under is 3-0-2 in the Yankees last 5 overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Yankees last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 9-2-1 in Vazquez’s last 12 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Under is 7-1-1 in the Rangers last 9 home games. The Under is 18-6-2 in the Rangers last 26 overall. The Under is 6-0 in Lee’s last 6 starts overall.

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