Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees meet for game two of their series at Fenway Park. The Red Sox are -175 favorites over the Yankees with an over/under run total set at 9.
The Boston Red Sox fell behind in the second inning on Tuesday and never got to the lead as they lost the game and a game of their lead in the A.L. East. Carl Crawford homered, Marco Scutaro had two hits as did David Ortiz, and Jed Lowrie had three hits but the Red Sox managed just two runs off of 13 hits for the game. John Lackey allowed seven hits and four earned runs over seven innings of work to take his 10th loss of the year but his performance on this night will be better known for hitting the Yankees Francisco Cervelli with a pitch. For Wednesday’s game Boston looks to Josh Beckett who has won both of his last two starts. For the season Beckett has allowed 116 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 141 in 163 innings of work.
The New York Yankees need a win with their ace on the mound and they got it on Tuesday at Fenway Park. Francisco Cervelli homered, Nick Swisher had three hits, and Robinson Cano and Eric Chavez each had two hits as the Yankees converted nine hits into five runs and the win. On the mound C.C. Sabathia allowed 10 hits and two earned runs while striking out 10 over six innings to earn his 18th win of the year. For Wednesday’s game New York starts Phil Hughes who has won three of his last four decisions. For the season Hughes has allowed 65 hits and 39 earned runs while striking out 33 in 54.1 innings of work.
Boston is 4-0 in their last four games against a right handed starter, 13-3 in their last 16 game two of a series, and 6-0 in Beckett’s last six games against the A.L. East. New York is 9-3 in their last 12 games against a right handed starter, 7-3 in their last 10 games as a road underdog, and 4-0 in Hughes last four starts. Boston has won five of Beckett’s starts in a row against the Yankees.
The Yankees got the best of it on Tuesday but the Red Sox ride Beckett and even the series on Wednesday. Take the Red Sox minus the 175 here.
Boston Red Sox -175 New York Yankees