Yankees vs. Red Sox - 10/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (77-80) at New York Yankees (86-71)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
R Hill (2-0) (1.17) vs. C Sabathia (5-10) (4.82)
The Line: New York Yankees / Boston Red Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees end their four-game series Thursday.
The Boston Red Sox look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Red Sox have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have won nine straight when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 194 hits and 81 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 181 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won five straight road games. Rich Hill gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Hill is 0-1 with a 8.31 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The New York Yankees need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Yankees have lost five of their last seven when scoring three or less runs. Chase Headley leads New York with 150 hits and 62 RBI while Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius have combined for 119 RBI. The New York Yankees have lost six of their last 10 home games. CC Sabathia takes the hill, and he’s 5-10 with a 4.82 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 11-12 with a 4.54 ERA and 185 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Red Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a left-handed starter and 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League East. The Yankees are 35-16 in their last 51 during game 4 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League East. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Yankees still have to win a game in order to lockup a playoff spot. There's no way New York gets swept in a four-game series with a playoff spot still up for grabs, right?
While I've faded CC for much of the season, this is a big game for NY. I'll take a shot on the Yankees to avoid the sweep.