Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees - 9/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (72-58) at Boston Red Sox (61-70)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Fenway Park)
Masahiro Tanaka (10-6) (3.62) vs. Henry Owens (2-1) (4.03)
The Line: Boston Red Sox +130 / New York Yankees -140 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, NESN
The New York Yankees take the field at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.
The New York Yankees are at the point in the season where losing streaks can end postseason hopes. The Yankees are keeping the pressure on Toronto with wins in four of five after a 3-1 victory at Boston on Tuesday. Starter Michael Pineda was outstanding with the lone run scored on four hits over six frames to up his record to 10-8. The Yanks managed five hits with Brett Gardner slamming a solo homer while Stephen Drew doubling in Alex Rodriguez and Didi Gregorius. Masahiro Tanaka draws the start against the Red Sox for the third time in 2015. Tanaka is coming off a 15-4 victory at Atlanta where he gave up three runs on five hits in seven frames.
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The Boston Red Sox are playing their best baseball although they won’t be going anywhere. The Red Sox had won four of five before their offense struggled in Tuesday’s defeat. Rick Porcello was victimized by his defense and little run support with all three runs given up (two earned) through eight innings pitched. The bats totaled eight hits with Pablo Sandoval driving in Jackie Bradley Jr. with the only run.Rookie Henry Owens draws Wednesday’s starting assignment versus the Yankees for the second time this year. Owens picked up a 6-4 win at the Mets with two runs plated (one earned) on five hits and four BB over five innings.
New York are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and are 6-2 in Tanaka’s last 8 road starts while going 8-3 in Tanaka’s last 11 starts. The over is 16-5-1 in Boston’s last 22 home games and is 15-5-2 in their last 22 games as an underdog while the Red Sox are 9-4 in their last 13 games as an underdog. The Yankees are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Boston and are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. I’m looking at Tanaka and the Yankees at a somewhat high price…