2017 MLB Expert Picks For Boston At New York
Everyone loves a good rivalry game, and in the MLB, they don’t come much bigger than the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees. While some rivalries seem a little forced, there is some genuine bad blood between these two teams that stretches all the way back to when Babe Ruth was in his prime. This match-up has delivered some memorable moments, not all of which are particularly pleasant, over the years, and that rivalry is set to be renewed this week when AL East division rivals meet in New York for a 3-game series starting on Tuesday night. What makes this meeting even more exciting than normal is the fact that these two are battling it out for the top spot in the division, with the Red Sox a couple of games back of the Yankees, who currently have the lead. Boston would love to put the squeeze on even further, but are going to have a tough time against a Yankees team who have been very good at home this season. Find the latest MLB betting run lines here.
Here’s A Closer Look At The 2017 MLB Expert Picks For Red Sox At Yankees
When: Tuesday, June 6 at 7:05 PM EST
Where: Yankee Stadium, NYC
Starting Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz Vs Masahiro Tanaka
TV: MLBN, WPIX, NESN
Radio: WEEI 93.7, WCEC 1490 AM / 103.7 FM, WFAN 660 / 101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox (31-25) have been flying a little under the radar through the first couple of months of the season, mostly because Aaron Judge and the high-flying Yankees have been stealing most of the headlines in the AL East. The Red Sox now appeared to have hit stride, though, and have pulled themselves into second place in the division, just 2 games back of their big rivals. This move up the rankings has been made possible by the fact that Boston have won 10 of their last 14 games. They have been on the road for their last 7, winning 4 of those, including their last two, which came against the Orioles. Drew Pomeranz (5-3, 4.24 ERA) will start for the Red Sox.
Why bet on the New York Yankees
The Yankees (32-22) continue to lead the division and draw rave reviews, but you can bet that they will be happy to get back home after a mediocre road trip that saw them go 3-4 in Baltimore and Toronto. The Yankees have been fairly comfortable atop the division all season long, but may now be finally starting to feel some heat from the Red Sox. Home is where the heart is for the Yankees, though, and at 17-8 on the season, they are proving to be a tough team to beat in their own ball park. They have face the Red Sox twice this season, losing both games, although those did come on the road. Masahiro Tanaka (5-5, 6.34 ERA) will start for the Yankees.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
When these two hooked up earlier this season, it was the Red Sox who won both games, holding the Yankees to just 1 run. That came early in the year, though, and this Yankees team is a whole lot better now than they were then.