New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
After beating both their opponents and Mother Nature on both Friday and Saturday night, the New York Yankees will look to sweep the Boston Red Sox out of Fenway Park on yet another ESPN Sunday Night Baseball betting battle. The Bronx Bombers absolutely lit up Beantown well into the night on Saturday, as 1B Mark Teixeira blasted off for three home runs in what amounted to be his best game of the season. New York captured Game 2 of this three game set 14-3, and have now won the two games here by a combined score of 24-6.
Beating RHP AJ Burnett has been impossible to pull off so far this year, but that's what the Sox are going to have do to avoid getting swept at home. The Yankees' #2 starter is coming off of back to back outings without allowing an earned run against Baltimore. Burnett is now 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA. His 28/11 strikeout to walk ratio is solid, though not spectacular. He has thrown at least seven frames in four of his six starts so far this year. Burnett is also a rock solid 5-2 with a 4.30 ERA against Boston in his career.
The good news for Sox fans is that LHP Jon Lester is going to oppose Burnett on Sunday. At least as of late, Lester has been as difficult to beat as Burnett has, as Boston is 3-0 the L/3 times that its top southpaw has taken the hill. Against the Halos on Tuesday, Lester only allowed one run on five hits in eight innings and captured a 5-1 victory to move him to 2-2 on the season. Lester has a 3.93 ERA for the season, but he was already bounced around for four runs in five innings back on April 6th against these Yanks.
Boston can't lose every game to the Yankees, right? The Red Sox are in dire need of a strong pitching performance, and this is the man that is ripe for the job. Lester has been as solid as any pitcher in baseball in his L/3 outings, and Boston will use him to at least salvage one game in this already brutal three game series.
Selection: Boston Red Sox -108 at Bookmaker Sportsbook
The Red Sox are 55-20 in Lester's L/75 starts on grass and are up well over 25 units in those outings. For all of your MLB wagering needs, sign up for an account at Bookmaker right now!