Boston Red Sox (34-23) vs. New York Yankees (31-27)
June 5, 2021 7:15 pm EDT
The Line: New York Yankees -125 / Boston Red Sox +115; Over/Under: +9
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The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees meet Saturday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Yankees need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games.
The Boston Red Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Red Sox have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. JD Martinez leads the Red Sox with 67 hits and 39 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers have combined for 120 hits and 79 RBI. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 5.64 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 6-6 with a 3.87 ERA and 79 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Yankees have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 57 hits and 31 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela have combined for 103 hits and 40 RBI. Jameson Taillon gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 5.10 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Taillon’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Yankees are 62-27 in their last 89 Saturday games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The under is 5-1 in Red Sox last 6 overall. The under is 12-3 in Yankees last 15 overall. The Red Sox are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in New York. The Red Sox are 6-23 in the last 29 meetings.
The Yankees are back in one of their slumps where nothing is going right, and I’m not laying juice with Taillon on the hill. Rodriguez has struggles of his own, but the Red Sox are playing the better baseball overall with a much more trustworthy offense. The value is with the Red Sox and the plus money. The Yankees aren’t worth being favored in their current form.