September games between these clubs typically have a lot more at stake than this series will.
The New York Yankees (71-72) have struggled to stay .500 for the past month. As the AL East’s last-place team, they probably won’t be sniffing the playoffs, even if they’re still alive. A lot has gone wrong in the Bronx, including a 1-8 record against Boston this season.
As for the aforementioned Boston Red Sox (73-70), a recent slide may have ended any postseason hopes. They’re now 6.0 games back of the final AL Wild-Card spot, only two games ahead of New York. Unless they begin a crazy run today, October also appears to be foreign to Boston in 2023.
Not much, but pride and bragging rights are at stake today. Still, game two of this Yankees vs. Red Sox doubleheader will draw eyes. Here’s how each team looks.
Fixture: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 12, 7:10 p.m. EST (estimated)
Venue: Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
Yankees vs. Red Sox Betting Odds
|Team||Run Line||Total||Money Line|
|Yankees||+1.5 (-198)||Over 9.5 (-102)||+105|
|Red Sox||-1.5 (+164)||Under 9.5 (-118)||-125|
Yankees lefty Carlos Rodon is scheduled to start game two tonight. New York is 2-8 in his 10 starts this season. He brings a 6.63 road ERA into this game, including five homers in four MLB starts.
Boston will put its faith in Kutter Crawford‘s right arm. He has faced the Yankees once this year, pitching 6.0 one-hit innings in a winning effort. Crawford has a 6.51 ERA at home this season.
Yankees vs. Red Sox Prediction
The Yankees have been abysmal on offense this season, which is why Kutter Crawford was able to shut them down a month ago. Boston’s lineup has been the team’s strength, especially at home. Carlos Rodon has had a brutal first year in pinstripes, which will be another bump in the road. Expect the Red Sox to win easily against the Yankees tonight, as they have all season.