Yankees at Red Sox - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (13-9) at Boston Red Sox (12-10)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
C Sabathia (0-4) (5.96) vs. J Masterson (2-0) (5.16)
The Line: Boston Red Sox / New York Yankees --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, NESN, MLB Network
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series Friday night.
The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Yankees have allowed six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Yankees have won seven of their last nine games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 27 hits and three RBI while Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 31 RBI. The New York Yankees have won six of their last seven games on the road. CC Sabathia gets the ball, and he’s 0-4 with a 5.96 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 11-12 with a 4.68 ERA and 174 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Red Sox have split their last eight games when topping three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 25 hits and 10 RBI while Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts have combined for 35 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have split their last eight games on their home field. Justin Masterson takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 5.16 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Masterson is 4-5 with a 3.94 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League East and 0-7 in Sabathias last 7 starts. The Red Sox are 7-0 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 8-1 in Mastersons last 9 home starts. The Yankees are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
Sabathia has simply been bad this season and looks washed up. Meanwhile, the Red Sx offense is flat out crushing and in their small park, that should continue. Take the Red Sox.