Yankees at Red Sox - 5/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (8-14) at Boston Red Sox (14-10)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Fenway Park)
N Eovaldi (1-2) (4.38) vs. D Price (3-0) (5.76)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -150 / New York Yankees +140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to sweep the New York Yankees Sunday night at Fenway Park on ESPN.
The New York Yankees could use a nice win here after losing five of their last six games. The Yankees lack of offense has hurt them, as New York has just two runs this series and three or less runs in seven straight games. The New York Yankees are a brutal 3-14 this season when scoring three or less runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 25 hits, Mark Teixeira has 10 RBI and Carlos Beltran has four home runs. Nathan Eovaldi gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.38 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 2-0 with a 4.24 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Red Sox have produced a solid 12 runs this series and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox are going to be tough to beat if they continue to put up runs the way they have as of late. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 32 hits, Mookie Betts has 17 RBI and David Ortiz has five home runs. David Price takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 5.76 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Price is 13-7 with a 4.04 ERA and 173 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 8-1 in Eovaldis last 9 road starts. The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter and 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass. The Yankees are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Boston.
The Yankees have shown no signs of life not only in this series but overall, as the offense struggles to put runs on the board. Price has always pitched well against the Yankees and should give Boston a great shot to complete the sweep. I like the Red Sox here.