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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees - 6/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Sunday June 30, 2019, 10:10 AM (EDT)
Location
London Stadium
London, United Kingdom
The Line
New York Yankees -125 / Boston Red Sox +105 -- O/U: 16.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox meet in the finale of their two game AL East set in MLB action from the London Stadium on Sunday.

The New York Yankees will look to keep their momentum going and complete the sweep of the Europe series after taking game one on Saturday by a final score of 17-13. DJ LeMahieu had a double while going 4 for 6 with five RBIS while Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner each had three RBIs with Gardner adding a double while Gregorius had a double. Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge each had a home run and two RBIs while Luke Voit and Edwin Encarnacion each had a double and an RBI with Voit going 4 for 4 with three doubles. Gleyber Torres went 2 for 3 while Gio Urshela added a double as well to cap off the Yankees’ offense as a team in the win. Masahiro Tanaka gave up six runs in less than one inning in the start, not factoring in the decision. Chad Green picked up the win in relief to improve to 2-2 on the year. Stephen Tarpley will start game one and is 0-0 with a 6.48 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Tarpley’s first career start against Boston.

The Boston Red Sox will look to earn a split after dropping the series opener on Saturday. Michael Chavis had a pair of home runs and six RBIs while Jackie Bradley Jr. went 4 for 5 with a solo home run. Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez each had a double and an RBI with Martinez going 3 for 5 while Devers had a pair of doubles. Marco Hernandez, Christian Vazquez and Brock Holt each had an RBI to finish off Boston’s scoring as a team in the defeat. Sandy Leon had a pair of hits while Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts each chipped in a base hit as well in the losing effort. Rick Porcello allowed six runs on five hits while recording just a single out, not factoring in the decision. Steven Wright took the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year. Eduardo Rodriguez will start the finale and is 8-4 with a 4.87 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. In his career, Rodriguez is 5-4 with a 3.89 ERA and 52 strikeouts against the Yankees.

New York is 44-18 in their last 62 games overall and 4-0 in their last 4 games against a left-handed starter while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Boston is 13-3 in Rodriguez’s last 16 division starts and 10-4 in their last 14 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. New York is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

I’d like to say we are going to get a positive outing from Rodriguez and who knows what we will see from Tarpley in his first major league start, but I had a pick coming into this one, and even though the total is absolutely absurd, it panned out on Saturday, so I’m going to go to the well again and side with the over. Saturday saw the effects that this small ballpark has for the scoreboard as the over hit by the end of the first inning. I mean come on, it’s 330 feet to the foul pole and 385 to deep center field, which is nothing for some of the bats on either side. I’m not saying we hit 30 runs like Saturday, but double digits is easily feasible so I’ll take the over here.

Pick:
Over 16.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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