New York Yankees (68-39) at Boston Red Sox (76-34)
|Date & Time||Saturday August 4, 2018, 4:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -150 / New York Yankees +140 --- Over/Under: 10
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The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox meet in game three of their four game AL East division set in MLB action from Fenway Park on Saturday.
The New York Yankees will look to rebound after dropping the first two games of the set, including a 4-1 loss in game two on Friday. Miguel Andujar’s solo home run was the lone hit the Yankees would register in the ball game, as the rest of the Yankees went 0 for 24 with 9 strikeouts in the loss. Luis Severino took the loss, falling to 14-5 this season after allowing all four runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings of work. Chance Adams will be making his major league debut in this one and was 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA and 102 strikeouts for AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season.
The Boston Red Sox will look to win the set and push for the sweep on Sunday after taking game two on Friday. Steve Pearce led the Red Sox with a two run home run while Mitch Moreland and Eduardo Nunez each added an RBI with Moreland batting 2 for 3 in place of the injured Ian Kinsler. Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and J.D. Martinez each had a double to cap off Boston’s offense in the victory. Rick Porcello got the win to improve to 14-4 this season after throwing a complete game one hitter, allowing only the home run while striking out nine in the win. Nathan Eovaldi will start game three and is 4-4 with a 3.80 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. This will be Eovaldi’s second career start against the Yankees.
New York is 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall. Boston is 39-15 in their last 54 home games and 37-15 in their last 52 games overall while the under is 10-4 in their last 14 games overall. New York is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Boston.
Eovaldi struggled in his lone career outing against New York, allowing five runs over 7.1 innings. However, Eovaldi threw seven shutout innings in his Red Sox debut, and the Red Sox have dominated the Yankees for the most part in this series. Adams was strong in the minors up until this season, but he’s struggled in AAA this season and facing the Red Sox in your debut is going to be a tall order. Given that the juice isn’t that bad for the situation, I think laying the juice with Boston is the play on Saturday.