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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 9/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Red Sox (77-59) at New York Yankees (72-63)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm (Yankee Stadium)

C Sale (15-6) (2.77) vs. Luis Severino (11-6) (3.14)

The Line: New York Yankees +123 / Boston Red Sox -133 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

On Sunday evening out at Yankee Stadium the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will be finishing up their weekend MLB rivalry series. 

The two teams split the first pair of games in this set, then on Saturday New York took the lead with a 5-1 victory. 

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 9/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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For the Sunday game, the Red Sox will be bringing out talented lefty Chris Sale. In his 185.1 innings and 15-6 record this year, Sale has a 2.77 ERA with 264 Ks and 35 BBs. 

The Red Sox have some solid bats this season. Coming into the weekend, Mookie Betts had 140 hits, 83 runs, 18 homers and 78 RBI while Andrew Benintendi had 132 hits, 68 runs, 19 homers and 74 RBI in that time. Betts and Benintendi each had one hit on Saturday. 

The Yankees will be going with RHP Luis Severino in the start on Sunday. In his 163.1 innings and 11-6 record this year, Severino has a 3.14 ERA with 192 Ks. 

New York has a few notable bats as well. Brett Gardner entered the weekend with 129 hits, 83 runs, 20 homers and 53 RBI; Didi Gregorius managed 128 hits, 56 runs, 19 homers and 52 RBI during that span. Gardner had one hit on Saturday; Gregorius logged a run. 

The Red Sox are 5-1 in Sale’s last six road starts and 11-3 in Sale’s last 14 starts with four days’ rest. Boston is also 6-2 in Sale’s last eight starts and 7-3 in Sale’s last 10 starts versus the AL East. 

Meanwhile, the Yankees are 4-10 in their last 14 during game four of a series and the under is 7-3 in the Yankees’ last 10 games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. New York is also 3-5 in their last eight versus the AL East and 2-4 in their last six overall. 

Sale coughed up six earned on seven hits in 3.0 innings against Cleveland, but bounced back nicely in Toronto with 7.0 innings, three hits and zero earned. As for Severino, he gave up three solo homers in his last outing, a loss to the Indians. In their last meeting, Severino gave up a career-high 10 runs (eight earned) to the Red Sox on August 12. With Sale on the other side, I don’t see a lot of reasons to trust the shaky New York offense here. I’ll take Boston.

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