Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Free Pick 9/13/13
New York Yankees (79-68) at Boston Red Sox (89-59)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Hiroki Kuroda (R) (11-10) (2.989) vs. John Lackey (R) (9-12) (3.482)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -141 / New York Yankees +131 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: My9, NESN
The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox face off on Friday at Fenway Park for game one of their series.
The Boston Red Sox have put some distance between them and their chasers and it looks like a safe bet that they will win the American League East. The Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 47-25 at home this season, and they have and 8.5 game lead in the A.L. East. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .276 with David Ortiz hitting .308, Daniel Nava hitting .300, and Dustin Pedroia hitting .297. For game one against the Yankees the Red Sox start John Lackey who is 9-12 with a 3.48 for the season and 1-1 with a 5.75 ERA in his last three starts.
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The New York Yankees are just a game out of the final Wildcard spot in the American League with a little more than two weeks left to play in the season. The Yankees are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 35-37 on the road this season, and they trail the Rays by one game for the Wildcard. As a team the Yankees are hitting .247 with Robinson Cano hitting .309, Alex Rodriguez hitting .294, and Brett Gardener hitting .273. For game one in Boston the Yankees start Hiroki Kuroda who is 11-10 with a 2.99 ERA on the season.
Boston is 5-2 in their last seven games against the A.L. East, 35-18 in their last 53 home games, and 5-2 in Lackey’s last seven home starts. New York is 13-5 in their last 18 games on grass, 35-16 in their last 51 Friday games, and 11-5 in their last 16 games in Boston.
The line for this one hasn’t come out as of yet as Kuroda wasn’t announced as the Yankees starter until late so check back once the line is posted for my free pick.