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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/10/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Red Sox (25-10) at New York Yankees (25-10)
Date & Time Thursday May 10, 2018, 7:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: New York Yankees -140 / Boston Red Sox +120 --- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
NESN
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MLB | Boston Red Sox (25-10) at New York Yankees (25-10)
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The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees duke it out in the finale of their three game AL East action in MLB action from Yankee Stadium on Thursday night.

The Boston Red Sox will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping the first two games of the series, including a 9-6 loss in game two on Wednesday. Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland each hit a two run home run, while Andrew Benintendi hit a solo shot and Eduardo Nunez went 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI to round out the scoring for Boston in the loss. Xander Bogaerts went 3 for 5 with a double of his own, while J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers each had two hits and Sandy Leon added a base knock of his own in the loss. Rick Porcello gave up five runs on eight hits while walking and striking out three apiece, not factoring in the decision. Matt Barnes took the loss, falling to 0-1 this season, while Craig Kimberly received his 2nd blown save of the season. Eduardo Rodriguez will start the finale and is 3-0 with a 5.29 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. In his career, Rodriguez is 4-2 with a 2.96 ERA and 34 strikeouts against the Yankees. 

The New York Yankees will look to stay hot after winning 17 of their last 18 games following their win in game two on Wednesday. Aaron Judge led the Yanks, going 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, while Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton each had a pair of RBIs and a double, with Gardner going 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles. Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks each had an RBI to round out the scoring for the Yankees in victory. Neil Walker added a double while Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres each chipped in base hits as well. Masahiro Tanaka gave up four runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Chad Green got his 2nd blown save of the year, while Jonathan Holder picked up the win to improve to 1-1 and Aroldis Chapman notched his 9th save of the season by striking out the side in the 9th. CC Sabathia will start game three and is 2-0 with a 1.39 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. In his career, Sabathia is 17-13 with a 4.12 ERA and 221 strikeouts against Boston.

Boston is 6-0 in Rodriguez’s last 6 starts and 25-9 in their last 34 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 division matchups. New York is 17-4 in Sabathia’s last 21 home starts and 48-22 in their last 70 games overall while the over is 10-4-1 in their last 15 division matchups. New York is 5-0 in Sabathia’s last 5 starts against Boston.

The plus money with the Red Sox is tempting considering the success that Boston has had with Rodriguez on the mound this season. However, there’s no stepping in front of the Yankees right now, who are on fire and have been pretty much money with Sabathia on the mound at home. Add in Sabathia’s recent success against Boston, and given the low price here, I think you have to lay the juice with the Yankees on Thursday.

Pick:
New York Yankees -140

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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