According to a May 25 MLB report, interleague action continues across the country today, and the New York Yankees will battle the St. Louis Cardinals in a historic game that will be televised live on ESPN and streaming free online courtesy of ESPN-GO (Internet). First pitch is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. EST (3:15 p.m. CST) from Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., and all the action can be seen (locally) on YES or FSMW, and/or heard on WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280 or on KMOX 1120.
The visiting Yankees come in with an overall record of 26-23, which is good enough for second place in the American League East. The Bronx Bombers bring a road-mark of 15-12, have won two straight and six of their last 10 games played.
The home team, Cardinals, they also occupy the second spot in their (National League Central) division thanks to a 28-22 record. The Redbirds are 14-7 at home, also bring a two-game win streak and are 8-2 in their last 10.
As reported by Yahoo! Sports (via AP Sports), today’s pitching matchup features a pair of young righties trying to draw first blood in this three-game set. Pitching for Joe Girardi and the pinstripes in the opener is 24-year-old Chase Whitley (0-0, 1.00 ERA, 2 GS), as he faces Mike Matheny’s 22-year-old ace Michael Wacha (3-3, 2.54 ERA, 10 GS).
Based on this pitching duel and home-field advantage, MLB oddsmakers favor the St. Louis Cardinals [-167] over the New York Yankees [+157] in straight up betting. The OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 7 runs and alternate betting lines go as follows: NY Yankees +1½ [-155] vs. STL Cardinals -1½ [+135].
MLB fans cannot afford to miss what is a battle between two clubs with a combined 38 World Series championships. Watch the New York Yankees battle the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of this three-game set on ESPN’s national TV broadcast or simply click on the link provided above to vie the free live stream.
Money-Line Action Prior to TV Schedule Start Time
Yankees action: 37 percent.
Cardinals action: 63 percent.
OVER wagers: 59 percent.
UNDER wagers: 41 percent.
Betting Trends Prior to ESPN Live Stream Game Feed
Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog of +151 to +200.
Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Yankees are 22-8 in their last 30 interleague road games versus a team with a winning record.
Cardinals are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite.
Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass.