Red Sox at Yankees - 8/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (47-59) at New York Yankees (59-45)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Henry Owens vs. Masahiro Tanaka (7-4) (3.80)
The Line: New York Yankees -210 / Boston Red Sox +194 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, YES
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 123 hits and 51 RBI while Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 99 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost seven straight road games. Henry Owens will make his major league debut with this matchup. Owens was 43-24 with a 3.30 ERA and 572 strikeouts in his minor league career.
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The New York Yankees look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Yankees have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 107 hits and 49 RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Chase Headley have combined for 104 RBI. The New York Yankees have won four straight home games. Masahiro Tanaka takes the hill, and he’s 7-4 with a 3.80 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Tanaka is 2-2 with a 4.70 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 games following an off day and 5-13 in their last 18 overall. The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 23-9 in Tanakas last 32 starts. The Red Sox are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings.
The Yanks have owned the Red Sox this season, and you guys know how I feel about pitchers making their first career start. Against a hot Yankees team, I like New York to cruise in this game.