Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Free Pick - 9/15/13
New York Yankees (79-70) at Boston Red Sox (91-59)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 8:05 pm (Fenway Park)
Ivan Nova (R) (7-4) (3.260) vs. Clay Buchholz (R) (10-0) (1.612)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -159 / New York Yankees +149 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees hope to avoid the sweep to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball.
After winning four of five the Yankees postseason hopes have hit a snag following consecutive defeats at Fenway Park. The American League East tile chase has now become the Wild Card chase and New York has to begin racking up the wins and get some help. The Bronx Bombers received no help on the mound or at the plate Saturday in a 5-1 loss to Boston in which CC Sabathia gave up five runs on nine hits and four BB over six frames. The Yanks offense provided little help on the three hit, two walk attack with a Robinson Cano grounder plating Curtis Granderson. Ivan Nova is scheduled to face the Red Sox if his ailing triceps is 100% by Sunday. Nova is coming in off back to back no decisions where he has given up seven runs on eleven hits in ten frames.
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It's seems the American League East championship is Boston's to lose as they have gotten hot and stayed hot as winners in ten of 12. The Red Sox would like nothing better than to officially wrap things up sooner rather than later to rest up and get ready for the first round. The Boston offense has been formiddable and when the pitching contributes this team is tough to deal with which we saw Saturday. Jon Lester gave his offense an easy road with the lone run allowed on three hits and a pair of walks in eight innings pitched. A balanced Boston attack produced RBI's from five different players with four scoring. Clay Buchholz takes the mound Sunday looking for consecutive victories since his return from the disabled list. Buchholz was in top form in beating Tampa Bay the first time out with a three hit shut out over five innings.
Buchholz looked good in his first outing off the disabled list which is just what the Red Sox wanted to see. I give him the edge over Nova and like the way the team is swinging the bats as well...