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    The New York Yankees (88-58) face the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-92) after Aaron Judge homered twice in a 12-8 win over the Brewers. The Yankees are favored (-328) in this matchup with the Pirates (+259), which starts at 7:05 PM ET on Tuesday. New York is expected to start Nestor Cortes, while Pittsburgh has not named a starter.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Yankees vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: The Bronx, New York
    • Stadium: Yankee Stadium
    Yankees vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Yankees -328 8

    Yankees Stats & Trends

    Yankees Batting

    • The New York Yankees average 1.6 home runs per game and have hit a league-leading 231 home runs in total.
    • The Yankees’ .240 batting average ranks 17th in the majors.
    • The Yankees rank fifth in baseball with a .323 on-base percentage.
    • The Yankees’ 8.5 strikeouts per game rank 15th in baseball.
    • The Yankees have hit 123 homers at home this season (1.7 per game).
    • The Yankees are slugging .437 with three extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 7.7 hits per game and is batting .238 at home this season.

    Yankees Key Batters

    • Judge has 166 hits and an OBP of .419 to go with a slugging percentage of .701. All three of those stats are tops among New York hitters this season.
    • Judge is fifth in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and first in slugging among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Judge has hit safely in nine straight games. In his last 10 outings he is batting .500 with three doubles, four home runs, 10 walks and nine RBI.
    • Anthony Rizzo is batting .229 with 19 doubles, a triple, 31 home runs and 55 walks.
    • Among qualifiers, Rizzo is 120th in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage and 16th in slugging percentage.
    • Rizzo brings a four-game streak with at least one hit into this one. In his last five games he is hitting .375 with three home runs, two walks and three RBI.
    • Gleyber Torres has 120 hits this season and has a slash line of .245/.296/.429.
    • Torres heads into this game with eight games in a row with at least one hit. During his last 10 games he is batting .295 with three doubles, two home runs, four walks and nine RBI.
    • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has been key for New York with 119 hits, an OBP of .321 plus a slugging percentage of .333.
    • Kiner-Falefa has safely hit in four games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .235 with four walks and an RBI.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates’ 148 home runs rank 17th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Pirates have a team batting average of just .221 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates have an OBP of just .287 this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
    • The Pirates are one of the least disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking 29th with an average of 9.4 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.1 home runs per game in their 76 road contests this season.
    • In 76 road games this season, they’re slugging .361 with 193 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.2 base hits per game and batting .216 on the road this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has racked up a team-high OBP (.335) and slugging percentage (.444), while pacing the Pirates in hits (125).
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Reynolds’ batting average puts him 69th, his on-base percentage ranks 56th, and he is 54th in slugging.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 45 walks while hitting .244.
    • Hayes is 89th in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage and 124th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Ben Gamel has 19 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 42 walks while hitting .231.
    • Michael Chavis is hitting .238 with 16 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 18 walks.

    Yankees vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Cortes TBD
    25 GS
    10-4 W-L
    2.70 ERA
    140.0 IP
    32 BB
    142 SO

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