Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees - 9/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (77-70) at Boston Red Sox (83-64)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 8:08 pm (Fenway Park)
C Sabathia (8-12) (4.10) vs. D Pomeranz (10-12) (3.25)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -184 / New York Yankees +174 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
Rounding out the Sunday MLB action from historic Fenway Park, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will be finishing up their series.
Boston took both Friday and Saturday’s games by scores of 7-5 and 7-4. On Saturday. the Sox made it three in a row with a 6-5 win.
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Taking the mound for the Yankees on Sunday will be lefty CC Sabathia. In his 27 starts and 8-12 record this year, Sabathia holds a 4.10 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP in 160 innings. In a no-decision against LA his last time out, Sabathia allowed three hits and no earned in 6.1 innings.
It’s not hard to find the big-time New York hitters. Starlin Castro has logged 153 hits with 62 runs, 21 homers and 69 RBI. Didi Gregorius holds 142 hits with 18 homers, 65 RBI and 64 runs. As for Jacoby Ellsbury, he’s got 135 hits with 66 runs and 52 RBI.
Over on the Red Sox side, we’ll be seeing lefty Drew Pomeranz in the starting role. Over 28 starts and a 10-12 record this year, Pomeranz owns a 3.25 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP. Pomeranz was beat up against the Orioles in his last start with two innings, four hits and five runs.
The Red Sox have some nice hitters as well. Mookie Betts holds 196 hits with 112 runs, 30 homers and 106 RBI. Dustin Pedroia has bagged 189 hits with 98 runs and 66 RBI. Xander Bogaerts has hit 180 times with 109 runs and 88 RBI.
The Yankees are 41-19 in their last 60 game fours of a series, and 1-4 in their last five Sunday games. New York is also 4-1 in Sabathia’s last five road starts, and 2-8 in Sabathia’s last 10 starts against the American League East.
As for the Red Sox, they’re 5-1 in their last six games versus a left-handed starter, and 0-4 in Pomeranz’s last four starts versus the AL East. Boston is also 0-4 in Pomeranz’s last four home starts, and 0-4 in Pomeranz’s last four starts.
It seems like the Yankees have run out of gas lately, but I like Sabathia to get the win here. I’ll take New York in the finale.