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    Two of the league’s top power hitters face off when the New York Yankees (79-51) and the Los Angeles Angels (56-74) meet at 9:38 PM ET on Wednesday at Angel Stadium. Aaron Judge has 51 home runs (first in the majors) for the favored Yankees (-193), and Shohei Ohtani ranks 10th in MLB play with 29 dingers this season for the Angels (+162). New York has Gerrit Cole set to start, while Los Angeles will send out Patrick Sandoval.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Yankees vs. Angels

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    • Game Time: 9:38 PM ET
    • Location: Anaheim, California
    • Stadium: Angel Stadium
    Yankees vs Angels Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Yankees -193 7.5

    Yankees Stats & Trends

    Yankees Batting

    • The New York Yankees lead the league with 205 total home runs, averaging 1.6 per game.
    • The Yankees have the 20th-ranked batting average in the majors (.240).
    • The Yankees are fourth in the league with a .324 on-base percentage.
    • The Yankees strike out 8.5 times per game to rank 16th in the league.
    • The Yankees average 1.5 homers per game when playing on the road this season (96 total in road contests).
    • The Yankees have a .421 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The team is batting .246 with 555 hits (8.5 per game) on the road this season.

    Yankees Key Batters

    • Judge leads New York with 139 hits and an OBP of .398, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .667.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Judge’s batting average ranks 15th, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is first in slugging.
    • Judge will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .313 with three home runs, six walks and seven RBI.
    • Anthony Rizzo has 19 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 55 walks while batting .225.
    • Rizzo ranks 126th in batting average, 54th in on-base percentage and 17th in slugging in MLB.
    • Rizzo heads into this matchup looking to extend his three-game hit streak. In his last five games he is batting .278 with two home runs, two walks and three RBI.
    • DJ LeMahieu is batting .271 with a .394 slugging percentage and 46 RBI this year.
    • Andrew Benintendi has been key for New York with 138 hits, an OBP of .373 plus a slugging percentage of .397.
    • Benintendi has hit safely in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .190 with a home run and an RBI.

    Angels Stats & Trends

    Angels Batting

    • The Angels rank 11th in Major League Baseball with 150 home runs.
    • The Angels have a team batting average of just .228 this season, which ranks 28th among MLB teams.
    • The Angels are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 26th with an OBP of .295.
    • The Angels rank last in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.7 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.3 home runs per game in their 64 home contests this season.
    • They are slugging .408 in 64 home games this season.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .238 with 7.8 base hits per contest.

    Angels Key Batters

    • Ohtani has racked up 125 hits with a .360 on-base percentage and a .525 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Angels.
    • Including all qualified players in MLB, Ohtani ranks 48th in batting average, 24th in on-base percentage and 10th in slugging percentage.
    • Ohtani brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .421 with a double, a triple, two home runs, three walks and six RBI.
    • Mike Trout is hitting .271 with 18 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs and 41 walks.
    • Taylor Ward is batting .259 with 14 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 49 walks.
    • Luis Rengifo is hitting .268 with 19 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 13 walks.

    Yankees vs. Angels Probable Pitchers

    Cole Sandoval
    26 GS 21
    10-6 W-L 4-9
    3.31 ERA 3.05
    157.2 IP 115.0
    39 BB 50
    200 SO 120

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