Yankees expect Nasty Nestor to dominate Angels in the series finale


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New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels: Nestor Cortes vs. Patrick Sandoval

Thursday’s game between the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels will decide who takes the lead in the best-of-three series. So far, the Yankees have not lost a series in the 2023 season while the Angels got a 3-1 drubbing by the Red Sox before they arrived in the Bronx.

In Game 3, the Yankees will try their best to maintain their unblemished series win record with a win.

When: Thursday, Apr. 20, 2023.

Time: 4:05 p.m. EDT.

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York.

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, YES Network.

Stream: MLB.tv, DirecTv.

Moneyline: Yankees -163, Angels +140; over/under is 8 1/2 runs.

Pitching matchup: Nestor Cortes will start for the Yankees while the Angels have Patrick Sandoval as their starter.

The home team for New York has a record of 7-5, while the overall record for the team is 11-7. The Yankees have a record of 8-2 in games in which they have not given up a home run to the opposing team.

Overall, Los Angeles has a record of 9-9, including a record of 6-6 on the road. When the Angels have eight or more hits in a game, they have a winning record of 6-3.

On Thursday, these two teams will play each other for the third time this season. In their last 10 games, the Yankees went 6-4, hit .217, had a 3.20 ERA, and scored six more runs than their opponents.

Yankees to start with Nestor Cortes

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  • This season, Cortes’s team is 2-1-0 against the spread when he starts.
  • The left-handed pitcher last pitched on Friday against the Minnesota Twins. He went seven innings and gave up two earned runs and five hits.
  • Cortes will try to play five innings or more for the fourth time in a row.
  • When Cortes starts a game in which his team is the moneyline favorite.
  • When Cortes has been the starter, his team is 2-1 in games.

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