New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians
The pitchers on the mound for NY is Hiroki Kuroda, stable No#2 who will try to follow up on CC's strong outing. Kuroda coming off a short game due to a line drive hitting his hand. He's been cleared to pitch and has expressed some discomfort, but a true warrior he will take the ball. How effective is still to be seen, but importantly 2-4 Yankees are looked upon as a battered underdog. Which is true with all the injuries to their star players, but this is deep pocket Yankees and fill in guys like Vernon Wells, Kevin Youkillis and Travis Hafner are performing. Yanks still have Cano, Overbay and Ichiro enough to over come any short coming. Cleveland Indians are feeling good with a retooled team not much memories of dreadful 2012 and coming off a game crushing Tampa and their ace. Although dropping the Tampa series the Indians are 3-3 taking the Toronto series all on the road. Coming home to take on the Yankees will be euphoric eruption from the Cleveland baseball fans, tickets sold out in first 6 minutes, and there's good things to expect for 2013 Indians. Ubaldo Jimenez will take the ball in this Cleveland opener and he was solid against the powerful Blue Jays line up. As the build up of this game goes Indians are favored, but the line is shrinking. We are backing the Yanks as a dog in early going as this team is likely to return to .500 and they will feast on Central division teams other than the Tigers.
NEW YORK YANKEES +118 for 1 units(W)
Yankee bats come alive 11-6 NY
Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals
Kevin Correia for the Twins against Ervin Santana. Kevin is coming off 7 solid innings against the powerful Tigers line up and Twins stole that game in the 9th. Ervin took the loss against the White Sox and he hopes to turn it around in pitcher friendly Kauffman stadium. However Ervin's change from LA to KC may not help his decline. The early season has been telling and Santana failed miserablaly last early season while Kevin Correia is a fast start pitcher. The Twins finished bottom of AL, but the Royals was also slow out of the gates and this differential is too big for KC.
MINNESOTA TWINS +126 for 1 unit(L)
Kevin was solid, but 3-1 Kansas City.
1-1 +180 day.