New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees meet for game three of their weekend series on Sunday Night Baseball. The Yankees are -140 favorites over the Red Sox with an over/under run total set at 9.5.
It is looking like it is going to be a rough season for the Boston Red Sox as they have lost five games in arrow and site in last place in the A.L. East standings. On Saturday the Red Sox looked to be in control leading by none runs against the Yankees but it all came unraveled and it turned into a loss by six runs. On Saturday Cody Ross had a two run home run and two hits and David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each had four hits as the Red Sox scored nine runs on 17 hits. On the mound Felix Doubront allowed four hits and a run while striking out seven over six innings but didn’t factor in the decision as the bullpen wash shelled including VIncente Padilla allowing four and five runs in a third of an inning, and Alfredo Aceves who was charged with the blown save and the loss allowing five runs, two hits and walking four batters. Boston tries to salvage a win in the series as they start Daniel Bard who has yet to win this year. For the season Bard has allowed 12 hits and six runs while striking out 13 in 11 .2 innings of work for a 4.63 ERA.
The New York Yankees have won their last three in a row including Saturday’s nine run comeback and have moved into first place in the A.L. East. On Saturday Mark Teixeira had two home runs, three hits and six RBI’s, Nick Swisher had a home run three hits, and six RBI’s, and Derek Jeter and Eduardo Nunez each added three hits as the Yankees pounded out 16 hits and 15 runs. On the mound Freddy Garcia lasted just 1.2 innings allowing seven hits and five earned runs and David Phelps allowed six hits and three runs but Rafael Soriano ended up getting the win allowing just a hit in one inning. For Sunday’s game New York starts C.C. Sabathia who picked up his first win of the year in his last outing. For the season Sabathia has allowed 20 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 22 over 19.1 innings of work for a 5.59 ERA.
Boston is 6-16 in their last 22 games against a team with a winning record, 9-26 in their last 35 games overall, and 0-5 in their last five home games. New York is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall, 7-3 in their last 10 games as a favorite, and 1-4 in Sabathia’s last five road starts. New York is 5-1 in the last six meetings of these two.
The total in this one is set at 9.5 and we have seen nothing on the field to make me believe this one stays under so my play is the over.