Boston Red Sox (56-36) vs. New York Yankees (46-44)
July 18, 2021 7:08 pm EDT
The Line: New York Yankees -109 / Boston Red Sox -101; Over/Under: 9
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The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees meet in an AL East division matchup in MLB action from Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
The Boston Red Sox will attempt to bounce back from a 3-1 rain-shortened six inning game. Christian Arroyo had the lone RBI for the Red Sox in the losing effort while Enrique Hernandez had a double. Alex Verdugo, Hunter Renfroe and Jarren Duran each had a base hit as well to finish off Boston’s offense as a team in the loss. Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run on two hits with seven strikeouts, not factoring in the decision. Hirokazu Sawamura took the loss in relief to fall to 4-1 on the year. Martin Perez will start here and is 7-5 with a 4.04 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. in his career, Perez is 2-3 with a 7.08 ERA and 25 strikeouts against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees will attempt to build on their win over Boston from Saturday. Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres each had a solo home run while DJ LeMahieu had an RBI as well to cap off the scoring for the Yankees in the victory. Greg Allen added a double while Chris Gittens added a base knock as well in the win. Gerrit Cole got the win to improve to 10-4 on the year after allowing one run on five hits while striking out 11 over six innings of work. Jameson Taillon will start this one and is 4-4 with a 4.90 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. in his career, Taillon is 0-0 with a 2.19 ERA and 9 strikeouts against Boston.
Boston is 12-5 in their last 17 games overall and 22-7 in their last 29 division games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. New York is 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 92-44 in their last 136 games as a home favorite while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a left-handed starter.
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I’m not sold on either starting pitcher here and as good as the Red Sox have been on the road, I’m not a Martin Perez guy. On the other side, the Yankees have been disappointing despite Saturday’s shortened win and Taillon’s been the weak link in the Yankees’ rotation. Instead, I’m going to side with the over as I think we see the offenses come alive on Sunday in a high-scoring affair.