Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees - 9/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (77-68) at Boston Red Sox (81-64)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Masahiro Tanaka (13-4) (3.09) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (2-7) (4.71)
The Line: Boston Red Sox +100 / New York Yankees -110 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, YES
The Boston Red Sox battle the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Thursday action.
The New York Yankees are 4th in the American League East but they are right in the middle of the postseason races. The Yankees offense cost them dearly in the standings with a 2-0 loss to the visiting Dodgers Wednesday as every defeat is crucial now. Yanks starter Michael Pineda tossed four scoreless frames before Dellin Betances gave up two unearned runs in the 9th to get the loss. New York was held to three hits and a pair of free passes with Starlin Castro going 2-4. The Yankees turn to Masahiro Tanaka for Thursday’s start against the rival Red Sox. Tanaka has had a solid season with a 13-4 record in 29 starts with a 3.04 ERA over 186.2 innings.
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The Boston Red Sox might sit atop the American League East but their lead is far from secure. It’s less secure now with the Red Sox struggling at the plate in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of visiting Baltimore. Boston starter failed in his bid for his 21st win with a solo homer served up through eight innings of work. The Red Sox attack consisted of four hits and a base on balls with four singles with Hanley Ramirez walking and singling. Left hander Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball against the Yankees for the third time on the year. Rodriguez comes off a 3-2 loss at Toronto with all three runs scoring (two earned) in six frames./d
The under is 7-1-3 in the Yankees last 11 Thursday games and the Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 overall while going 8-2 in their last 10 games on grass. The over is 6-2-1 in Boston’s last 9 home games and the under is 8-1 in Rodriguez’s last 9 on grass while going 16-5 in Rodriguez’s last 21 starts overall. I’ll back back the visiting team but small...