For the second time this week, the New York Yankees (73-72) and Boston Red Sox (73-72) are playing a doubleheader.
New York may like this stipulation, as it swept Tuesday’s twin-billing. Its pitching depth is much more suited to handle two games in one day, too. The Yankees may have had a disappointing season, but they get one final shot to bury their rivals.
Boston can do the same, especially since it began the day 8-3 against the Yankees. Even if the playoffs are a fleeting future, avoiding last place in the AL East is not. Winning game two of this set could help them avoid that fate.
These teams are only playing for bragging rights this September. Let’s see who gets the last laugh in Yankees vs. Red Sox this season.
Fixture: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox
Date and Time: Thursday, September 14, 7:15 p.m. EST
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 (+100)||-105|
|Red Sox||-1.5 (+164)||Under 9.5 (-120)||-115|
He was supposed to start yesterday, but Clarke Schmidt gets tonight’s nightcap instead. In 15.2 innings against Boston this season, Schmidt has held them to five runs despite the Yankees losing all three games. He generally struggles on the road, bringing a 5.29 ERA into this start.
Boston manager Alex Cora still hasn’t announced a starting pitcher for this contest. It’ll likely depend on how the first game unfolds. Despite ranking 22nd in ERA this season, the Red Sox have held New York to fewer than three runs per game in 2023.
Yankees vs. Red Sox Prediction
It’s a lot easier to trust New York’s pitching staff on a long day like this, as they’ve been much better than Boston’s all season. It begins with Clarke Schmidt, who has a 2.87 ERA against the Red Sox after three starts. He and the Yankees’ arms should be able to keep Boston’s bats at bay. It’ll be on the Red Sox’s patchwork pitching plan to match that, and that doesn’t seem likely right now. Take the Yankees to win the series finale.