David Price (3-0, 5.76 ERA) and Nathan Eovaldi (1-2, 4.38 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Boston Red Sox (14-10) and the New York Yankees (8-14) at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won the last game 8-0, and Boston leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 8:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 1 and can be seen on ESPN.
Price pitched 8.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out 14 and walking two in an 11-4 win over the Braves. David Ortiz (.321, 12 Rs, 5 HRs, 19 RBIs, 1 SB) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Eovaldi went 7.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out six and walking two in a 3-1 win over the Rangers in his last outing. Starlin Castro (.305, 4 Rs, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
The odds for Boston and New York are Red Sox -160, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The Red Sox have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
The Yankees are struggling at 3-5 in their division, while the Red Sox sit at 8-7.
New York has won 45% (5-6) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Boston has won 67% (8-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Yankees didn't score any runs in their last game. The Red Sox have a 2-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Yankees are 0-12. The Red Sox have a 1-6 record when opponents outhit them.
Boston ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 19 this season. New York ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 22.
Ranking 20th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 7.77 per game. Boston ranks in the top five at second with 9.88.
Ranking 28th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.665). Boston ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .792.
When the Yankees allow at least one home run, they are 4-10. When the Red Sox allow one or more homers, they have an 8-8 record.