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Yankees vs. Red Sox Predictions, Odds, Preview

 
September 26, 2021
Kevin Rogers
MLB Expert
VegasInsider.com

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - Predictions

Score Prediction - Red Sox 5, Yankees 3

The Yankees are heating up at the right time after taking the first two games at Fenway Park this weekend against the rival Red Sox.

New York has dropped three of its past four road series finales as the Yankees send out Jordan Montgomery tonight, who is winless in previous three away starts.

The Red Sox have had success when Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound against New York this season (4-0), as Boston should avoid the sweep at home.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - Game Odds

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Fenway Park
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 7:05 p.m. ET

Giancarlo Stanton and the Yankees seek the three-game road sweep of the Red Sox on Sunday night. (AP)

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - Current Form

One week remains in the regular season as the Yankees and Red Sox are tied atop the Wild Card race at 88-67. New York and Boston still have a little bit of breathing room ahead of Seattle and Toronto, but the home-field advantage is on the line for the one-game playoff.

New York has won five consecutive games and 10 of the past 14 contests since a seven-game skid in early September.

The Yankees rolled the Red Sox in Friday's series opener, 8-3 behind Giancarlo Stanton's four runs batted in, while the Yankees' slugger drilled the go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning of Saturday's 5-3 triumph at Fenway.

New York is 5-0 in the five last meetings with Boston, as the Red Sox have been limited to three runs or less in all five of those losses.

Pitching Matchup

N.Y. Yankees - Jordan Montgomery (6-6, 3.55 ERA)

The southpaw ended a four-start winless slide with a 7-1 victory over the Rangers his last time out. Montgomery has allowed one earned run or less in five of the past six starts, but the Yankees are 2-4 in this stretch.

New York owns a 1-3 mark in Montgomery's four starts against Boston this season, including an 0-2 mark at Fenway Park. The lone victory came in his last outing against the Red Sox in a seven-inning affair in mid-August, 5-3, as three of the four starts stayed 'under' the total.

Boston - Eduardo Rodriguez (11-8, 4.97 ERA)

Rodriguez has pitched well in September by yielding two earned runs or less in three of four outings, even though Boston is 2-2 in those four contests.

The Sox are 2-4 in Rodriguez's past six starts at Fenway, although they beat the Mets in his last home outing on Tuesday, 6-3 as a -130 favorite.

Boston owns a perfect 4-0 in Rodriguez's four starts against New York this season, but he left his previous outing on July 23, a 6-2 victory, with a migraine in the second inning.

Trends to Watch

N.Y. Yankees

  • 2-6 last eight series finales
  • Under 7-4 last 11 games

Boston

  • 6-1 last seven home series finales
  • 6-2 last eight vs. LHP

  
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