New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
|Date & Time||Friday July 26, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Yankees -141 / Boston Red Sox +120 -- Over/Under: 11
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Fenway Park.
The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Yankees have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 12 games. The New York Yankees have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 129 hits and 70 RBI while Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit have combined for 193 hits and 107 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 4.20 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Red Sox have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 131 hits and 81 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts have combined for 237 hits and 129 RBI. Andrew Cashner gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 4.19 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 2-5 with a 3.96 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 9-1 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 17-4 in their last 21 Friday games and 0-4 in Paxton's last 4 starts. The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games, 6-13 in their last 19 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Yankees are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Boston and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 15-7 in Red Sox last 22 overall. The over is 5-2 in Paxton's last 7 road starts.
Paxton has been decent in the month of July, as he has a 3.80 ERA in his last 21.1 innings, but that ERA climbs to 4.78 on the road where he also has a .314 allowed batting average. Cashner has looked more like the Cashner of old in his two games with the Red Sox, allowing 14 hits and nine earned runs in 11 innings with four walks. The New York Yankees starting pitching has been downright awful all week and Cashner has a history of being tattooed when he's not on. This has the feeling of another high-scoring game, so give me the over.