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Yankees Hope To Complete Sweep Of Red Sox

Giancarlo Stanton and the Yankees hope to sweep the Red Sox on Saturday.

The New York Yankees are 5-0 over their last five games including a 2-0 record through the first two games of their current three-game series aganst the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees will try to extend their winning streak with another victory over the Red Sox this Sunday night in Boston.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
  • Date/Time: September 26, 7:08 p.m. ET
  • Stadium: Fenway Park
  • TV Coverage: ESPN
  • Opening Odds: Red Sox -117 | O/U 10 runs (Line History)
  • Yankees vs Red Sox Matchup Report

Opening Odds Analysis

The Red Sox opened as -117 favorites in this matchup and have settled in at Boston -115. The Yankees are going off as +105 road favorites while the total on Sunday is set at 10 runs. The UNDER is 5-1 in New York’s last six road games in Boston.

Starting Pitchers Analysis

Jordan Montgomery pitched 5.2 innings and allowed only one earned run in last Tuesday night’s 7-1 Yankees win over the Texas Rangers. Montgomery has allowed one earned run or less in eight of his last 10 starts. The left-hander brings a 3.55 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP into Sunday night’s showdown.

Eduardo Rodriguez labored through 4.1 innings last Tuesday against the New York Mets but limited the damage to just two runs in a 6-3 Red Sox win. Rodriguez is 11-8 with a 4.97 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP through 146.2 innings pitched in 2021. He owns a 3.73 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP in 111 career innings pitched against the Yankees.

New York News & Notes

Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam in the eighth inning game the Yankees a lead that they would not surrender in their 5-3 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night. Stanton also had three hits, a home run and four RBI in New York’s 8-3 win over Boston on Friday. The Yankees slugger has batted .304 with six home runs and 15 RBI during the team’s current 9-3 run.

Luis Severino pitched two quality innings of relief with no runs and four strikeouts in the win as well. The former ace is returning from Tommy John surgery and was pitching in just his fifth game since 2018. If Severino can stay healthy, he could prove to be a major asset down the stretch and potentially in the postseason for the Yankees.

Boston News & Notes

The Red Sox entered this series against the Yankees on the heels of a seven-game win streak, but that momentum did not carry over into these last two games. Boston is now 0-5 in its last five games against New York. If the Red Sox and Yankees hold on to their current spots as the two American League wild card teams, they would meet in a play-in game that could favor the Yankees if recent meetings are an indication.

Both of these division rivals enter Sunday with matching 88-67 records. The Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 home games against the Yankees and 4-16 in their last 20 road game against them, so winning the top wild card spot for home field in the play-in game carries a lot of weight for Boston.

Staff Betting Pick: New York +105

Jordan Montgomery has been rock-solid for the Yankees over the last couple of months. With him on the mound and New York’s offense clicking, the Yankees are well worth a shot at underdog odds.

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Shark Bites
  • New York is 5-0 in its last 5 games vs. Boston.
  • Boston is 6-2 in its last 8 home games.
  • The UNDER is 7-2 in BOS's last 9 games vs. NYY.