New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (65-50) at New York Yankees (61-53)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
D Pomeranz (11-4) (3.36) vs. Luis Severino (9-4) (2.91)
The Line: New York Yankees -130 / Boston Red Sox +120 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, YES
New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox in a Saturday MLB baseball match up.
The Boston Red Sox have been playing well as the team tries to extend their lead in the American League East. The Red Sox cooled off for a night with the late inning relief and a 9th inning rally coming up short in a 5-4 loss at the Yankees. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez tossed a two hitter over six scoreless frames before Addison Reed gave up four runs in the 8th without recording an out while Joe Kelly gave up a run in 2/3 of an inning. The Red Sox logged eight hits and walked six times with Andrew Benintendi going deep and driving in two while Hanley Ramirez clubbed a two run bomb. The Boston Red Sox turn to left hander Drew Pomeranz to oppose the New York Yankees for the third time in 2017. Pomeranz is coming in off of a 4-1 victory versus the Chicago White Sox where he allowed the lone run on seven hits over 6.1 frames.
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The New York Yankees are trying to catch the Red Sox for the lead in the American League East. The Yankees rode a late scoring burst and survived a shaky 9th to pick up a much needed win versus Boston while also picking up a game in the standings. Yanks starter Jaime Garcia gave up three runs on seven hits (two homers) and three bases on balls before Aroldis Chapman loaded the bases in the 9th but escaped with just a run scoring. New York did their damage on seven hits and five walks with Aaron Hicks smacking a two run homer while Todd Frazier drove in a run and scored during a five run 8th. Luis Severino is slated to make Saturday’s start for the New York Yankees for his third start of the season versus the Boston Red Sox. Severino comes in off of an 8-1 victory at the Cleveland Indians with two hits allowed along with nine K’s over 6.2 frames.
Boston are 8-0 in their last 8 overall and the under is 6-2 in Boston last 8 Saturday games while Boston are 6-2 in Pomeranz’s last 8 starts. The under is 6-2-1 in New York last 9 overall. Boston are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings and the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
I think this is a game the Yankees need to win an fortunately Severino is one of their best…