Free Baseball Pick – April 13, 2010

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Johnny Detroit
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Today's free baseball pick is on the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees game and presented by PreGame.com.  Visit PreGame.com for all the latest free picks and game analyses

The New York Yankees host the Los Angeles Angels in a clash of AL stalwarts. The Yankees will be receiving their World Series ring, so it will be a day of celebration. The Yankees are -170 favorites, with a total of 10 runs expected today. This game starts in New York at 1:05 EDT.

It will be a joyous environment today in New York, as the Yankees will receive their World Series rings for last years championship. The Yankees will certainly be excited for not only their ring celebration, but also to prove their worthiness. SS Derek Jeter, C Jorge Posada, and CL Mariano Rivera will receive their 5th World Series rings today, quite an achievement. The Yankees are 4-2 this season, with a chance to win 3 consecutive games for the 1st time this season. The Yankees bats have woken up, as they've scored 17 runs over their past 2 games as they head into their home opener this year. Andy Pettitte will be on the mound today, trying to follow up his strong performance against the Red Sox in his 1st start of the season. Pettitte pitched well against the Angels last year, both in the regular season and in the playoffs. The Yankees have played to the over in 9 of their past 10 contests. The Yankees are 39-9 in Pettitte's last 48 starts as a home favorite of -151 to -200.  

The Yankees are 41-10 in their last 51 home games. The over is 9-1 in the Yankees last 10 games overall.

Anaheim was expected to have a down year this season, and they've done nothing to prove their critics wrong. After winning their opening game, the Angels have lost 5 of their last 6 games. Anaheim is 2-5 this year as they head out for their first road trip of the season. The Angels need to focus, as they've struggled of late against the Yankees. The Angels are only 3-8 on the road against the Yankees over the past 3 seasons. Ervin Santana will look to rebound from merely an average debut this season. Much is expected of Santana this season, as many in the organization hope he turns out to be the ace of this pitching staff. Santana gave up 4 runs in 6 innings against the Twins in losing his season debut. The Angels are a perfect 4-0 the past 4 times Santana has started a road contest as the listed underdog. The Angels need to get their offense on track, as they've only scored more than 4 runs once this season.

The Angels are 9-3 in their last 12 games as the listed road underdog of +110 to +150. The under is 6-1 in the Angels last 7 games as the listed road underdog. Center Fielder Reggie Willits is out today with an injured hamstring.

Pregame.com projects the final score to be 7-4 in favor of the New York Yankees. The Yankees -170 is the Play of the Day!

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