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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 6/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
Date & Time Sunday June 2, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
The Line
New York Yankees +115 / Boston Red Sox -135
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees meet in the finale of their three game AL East set from Yankee Stadium in MLB action on this week’s instalment of Sunday Night Baseball.

The Boston Red Sox will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping game two on Saturday by a final score of 5-3. Sandy Leon went 3 for 3 with two RBIs while Xander Bogaerts went 3 for 4 with a solo home run and a double. Brock Holt went 2 for 4 at the dish while Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and J.D. Martinez each added a base hit as well in the losing effort for the BoSox. Rick Porcello took the loss, falling to 4-4 on the year after allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out five over 4.2 innings of work. David Price will start the finale and is 2-2 with a 2.83 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. In his career, Price is 15-14 with a 4.90 ERA and 213 strikeouts against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees will look to complete the sweep after taking game two on Saturday. Gary Sanchez and DJ LeMahieu each had two RBIs with Sanchez hitting a home run while Gio Urshela had an RBI of his own to round out the Yankees’ scoring as a team in the victory. Luke Voit and Kendrys Morales each had three hits while Gleyber Torres and Brett Gardner each added a base hit as well in the victory for New York. Domingo German gave up three runs on six hits while striking out eight over 3.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Chad Green picked up the win to improve to 0-2 this season while Aroldis Chapman closed out the 9th for his 16th save of the year. CC Sabathia will start game three and is 3-1 with a 3.48 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. In his career, Sabathia is 18-13 with a 4.14 ERA and 233 strikeouts against Boston.

Boston is 1-4 in Price’s last 5 starts and 2-6 in their last 8 games overall while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 road games. New York is 6-2 in Sabathia’s last 8 starts and 35-16 in their last 51 games overall while the over is 7-2 in Sabathia’s last 9 division starts. Boston is 1-4 in Price’s last 5 starts against New York and 0-6 in Price’s last 6 road starts against New York.

I know that Sabathia just allowed five runs, four earned, in his last start, and Price hasn’t given up an earned run in each of his last three starts (with one start going less than one inning keep in mind), but I’m not sure why Boston is favored here on the road. The Yankees have been the better team in the first two games of the series and have been the much hotter team over the last few weeks as the Bronx Bombers have vaulted themselves into first place in the AL East. I just think this line is backwards, but I’m not complaining. Give me the Yankees and the plus money for the sweep.

Pick:
New York Yankees +115

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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