Red Sox at Yankees - 7/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (51-38) at New York Yankees (44-46)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
D Price (9-6) (4.34) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (6-2) (3.23)
The Line: New York Yankees -105 / Boston Red Sox -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to sweep the New York Yankees late Sunday night on ESPN.
The Boston Red Sox look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Red Sox have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Boston Red Sox offense is red hot right now, and they’ve won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 120 hits, Xander Bogaerts has 59 RBI and David Ortiz has 22 home runs. David Price gets the nod, and he’s 9-6 with a 4.34 ERA and 140 strikeouts this season. Price is 14-8 with a 4.34 ERA and 180 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The New York Yankees have an ERA of 4.45 and have lost 10 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Beltran leads New York with 90 hits, Didi Gregorius has 41 RBI and Starlin Castro has 10 home runs. Masahiro Tanaka takes the hill, and he’s 6-2 with a 3.23 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Tanaka is 4-2 with a 4.79 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 9-3 in their last 12 Sunday games and 5-2 in Prices last 7 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Yankees are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. American League East and 41-20 in Tanakas last 61 starts. The Red Sox are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Yankees have struggled against the Red Sox this season and against the AL East as a whole. Tanaka would give the Yanks the best chance to steal a game, but the Sox are countering with Price. You have to like Boston to complete the sweep given what we saw in the first two games.