Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/28/14
New York Yankees (83-78) at Boston Red Sox (71-90)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
Michael Pineda (R) (4-5) (1.929) vs. Clay Buchholz (R) (8-10) (5.313)
The Line: Boston Red Sox +106 / New York Yankees -116 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
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The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox finish up the regular season at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon.
The New York Yankees have split their last eight games and hope to finish Derek Jeter’s career with a winner. The Yankees pitching staff, however, has allowed four or more runs in five of their last eight games, including 10 runs in Saturday’s loss. Overall, the New York Yankees have an ERA of 3.72, which is 18th in the majors, and they’ve lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Derek Jeter has hit in nine of his last 10 games and Brian McCann has hit in four of his last eight games. Michael Pineda gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 1.93 ERA and has 49 strikeouts in 70 innings. Pineda is 1-2 with a 7.50 ERA in three career starts against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox have won five of their last eight games but will finish with a losing record for the second time in three years. The Red Sox offense has produced double-digit runs in three of their last four games. The Red Sox have won seven straight when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts has three hits in this series and Yoenis Cespedes has a seven-game hitting streak. The Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 3.98, which is 22nd in the majors. Starting is Clay Buchholz, who is 8-10 with a 5.31 ERA and has 128 strikeouts in 164.1 innings. Buchholz is 5-6 with a 5.62 ERA in 14 career starts against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 7-4 in their last 11 vs. American League East and 1-5 in Pinedas last 6 road starts. The Red Sox are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Buchholzs last 6 home starts. The Red Sox are 1-5 in Buchholzs last 6 home starts vs. Yankees.
While Jeter really had his moment a few days ago in New York, you have to think the Yankees want to send him out a winner in his real last MLB game. For the heck of it, I'm taking the Yankees for the solid price.