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New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics 8/28/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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 The New York Yankees (76-52) will collide with the Oakland Athletics (70-59) in Game 3 of a four-game weekend tournament at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 4:07 PM ET. New York defeated the Atlanta Braves after winning both of the short two-game sets at 5-1 on Monday and 5-4 on Tuesday. The Yankees extended that winning streak after a 7-6 triumph over the Oakland Athletics in the series opener on Thursday. The NY Yankees won 13 consecutive games after an 8-2 triumph over the Athletics in Game 2 of a series on Friday. New York took the lead at 5-2 in the 7th inning while adding three more in the 9th after hitting 14 shots to the eventual 8-2 victory. Starter Gerrit Cole finished 6.0 scoreless innings with six hits and two bases on balls allowed while striking out nine Oakland hitters in picking up the victory. Center/Right Fielder Aaron Judge drove four RBIs on a triple and made a run in leading the Yankees. Catcher Kyle Higashioka scored two runs on a double with two RBIs in the win.

 

Left-handed Pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr. will be heading to the pitcher’s mound to start for the Yanks against the Athletics in Game 3 of a weekend series on Saturday. The twenty-six-year-old southpaw thrower is 2-1 with a 2.56 ERA, 1.065 WHIP, and struck out 60 batters in pitching for 56.1 innings in the majors this season.

 

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New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 8/28/2021

 

On the Oakland side, the team needs a win here after losing five consecutive outings including the recent quick two-game set versus the Seattle Mariners and Game 1 of a series against the New York Yankees. The Athletics kneeled to the Mariners at 3-5 on Monday and 1-5 on Tuesday. In Game 1, Oakland tied the score at 6-6 in the 5th inning but failed to score in the remaining frames resulting in a 6-7 defeat. The Oakland Athletics need a win here after losing the second installment of a series versus the NY Yankees at 2-8 on Friday. The Athletics ended up scoring two runs in the 7th while hitting eight shots in that defeat. Starting Pitcher Sean Manaea finished just 4.1 innings of play with five earned runs on seven hits allowed while striking out five batters of the Yanks. Center Fielder Starling Marte earned a one-run score on a double while Right Fielder Chad Pinder added one run in the loss.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Frankie Montas will be climbing up the hill to start the third installment of a weekend series versus the Yankees on Saturday. In his 143.0 innings pitched this year, the twenty-eight-year-old righty thrower is 9-9 with a 3.84 ERA while striking out a total of 161 batters and owning an impressive 1.24 WHIP.

 

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this match is New York -120. The Yankees have the momentum in this match-up after winning 13 successive games including the first two contests versus the Oakland Athletics. New York will continue to extend their winning streak after sending a solid starter on the mound in Nestor Cortes Jr. with a 2-1 mark and a 2.56 ERA record in his belt. The prediction, New York Yankees will win at 7-2.

 

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New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics 8/28/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:07 PM ET

 

Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California

 

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021

 

TV: WPIX, NBCSCA

 

MLB Odds: New York Yankees -120

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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