New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (66-50) at New York Yankees (61-54)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 8:08 pm (Yankee Stadium)
C Sale (14-4) (2.57) vs. Jordan Montgomery (7-6) (4.05)
The Line: New York Yankees +162 / Boston Red Sox -172 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees meet Sunday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium on ESPN.
The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Red Sox have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 15 games. The Boston Red Sox have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads the Red Sox with 125 hits and 72 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 225 hits and 108 RBI. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he is 14-4 with a 2.57 ERA and 229 strikeouts this season. Sale is 4-2 with a 1.17 ERA and 84 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees could use a win here after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Yankees have allowed 14 runs in this series and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The New York Yankees have lost eight of their last 11 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 114 hits and 78 RBI while Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner have combined for 220 hits and 105 RBI. Jordan Montgomery gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.05 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. This will be Montgomery’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 5-1 in Sales last 6 road starts, 9-2 in Sales last 11 starts with 4 days of rest and 16-5 in Sales last 21 starts. The Yankees are 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss, 4-10 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Montgomerys last 7 starts. The Red Sox are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in New York, 4-10 in the last 14 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
The Red Sox are one of the hotter teams in baseball and Sale is a Cy Young favorite, as he's pitched shutout games in five of his last seven starts and is averaging 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings, the highest of his career. However, the Red Sox have lost both games against the Yankees this season in which Sale has pitched, and Montgomery has been solid in his ownright, allowing three or less earned runs in seven of his last nine games. There's value with the Yanks and the heavy plus money here at home, so I'm going to take a shot.