MLB Pick New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers Odds Prediction Preview 6-26-2013

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The first place 44-32 Texas Rangers will continue their AL series against the 41-34 second place New York Yankees in a Major League Baseball game on Wednesday night.

Start time from Yankees Stadium in New York is set for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN2.

The MLB odds have the home side New York Yankees favored by -135 odds with the return on the road underdog Texas Rangers at +125 odds. The run total is set at nine runs.

Starting for the Rangers in game two of this series will be Justin Grimm who works his fourteenth game of the 2013 campaign. The Texas righty is 6-5 with an ERA of 5.57 and WHIP of 1.54. He has allowed seven earned runs or greater in two of four starts. Grimm last took the mound last Wednesday and gave up three earned runs and three hits in five innings in a home win against Oakland. Texas loses game one of this series on Tuesday by the score of 4-3 as a -119 road betting odds favorite. The game finished under 7 ½ runs. The loss broke a five game win streak for Texas.

The Yankees will send lefty Andy Pettitte to the mound to face the Rangers hitting lineup. Pettitte in twelve starts is 5-5 with an ERA of 4.20 and WHIP of 1.32. He has allowed four earned runs or greater in three of four starts. The New York veteran starter last worked on Thursday and gave up five earned runs and nine hits in 6 2/3rd innings in a home loss to Tampa Bay. With the win on Tuesday the Yankees have won three of four games.

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