MLB Picks – Yankees at Angels ALCS 2009: A win for the visiting New York Yankees in Tuesday's Game-4 of the American League Championship Series could spell disaster for the home team, Los Angeles Angels. On the other hand, a win for the Angels would even the series up with one more game to play in Southern California prior to moving east for games 6-and-7 if needed. The Yankees will pin their hopes on the pitching of ace lefthander CC Sabathia in this game. Sabathia has a 21-8 record and a 3.24 ERA this season. Starting this game for the Angels will be Scott Kazmir. The lefthander has a 4.99 ERA to go along with a 10-9 record this season.
Free MLB Picks oddsmakers at Bodog.com currently have the Yankees listed as 136-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game's total is sitting at 8½. Angels backers are getting +127 moneyline odds as a home underdog.
Jeff Mathis' run-scoring double in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Angels over the Yankees 5-4 in Game 3 of the series on Monday. Los Angeles cashed as -125 home favorites, while the game resulted in a PUSH on the 9-run total set by sportsbooks.
Vladimir Guerrero was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer for the Angels, as Ervin Santana picked up the win in relief of starter Jered Weaver for Los Angeles. Jorge Posada went 2-for-4 with a solo shot for New York, while Alfredo Aceves took the loss after allowing the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning.
The Yankees now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Free MLB Picks: Sabathia will be tough to beat. That's why the Yankees are favorites and we agree. BEST BET – Yankees -136 ML.
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