Red Sox at Yankees - 5/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (17-12) at New York Yankees (10-17)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
S Wright (2-3) (1.67) vs. Luis Severino (0-4) (6.31)
The Line: New York Yankees -109 / Boston Red Sox -101 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees look to sweep the Boston Red Sox Sunday night on ESPN at Yankee Stadium.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Red Sox have scored just four runs in this series and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox offense has been consistent all season and they’ve won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 40 hits, David Ortiz has 25 RBI and Mookie Betts has four home runs. Steven Wright gets the ball, and he’s 2-3 with a 1.67 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Wright is 2-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for another win after splitting their last six games. The Yankees have scored 11 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs twice in their last four games. The New York Yankees offense has struggled to this point, but they are 7-1 this season when scoring more than three runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 31 hits, Carlos Beltran has 12 RBI and Mark Teixeira has three home runs. Luis Severino takes the hill, and he’s 0-4 with a 6.31 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Severino’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in Wrights last 8 road starts. The Yankees are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 0-6 in Severinos last 6 starts. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Red Sox are the better team, but the Yanks have simply outplayed them this series and Wright hasn't been the best road pitcher. In a toss up game, I'm siding with the home team that's played better in this series in both games.