Steven Wright (2-3, 1.67 ERA) takes the hill for the Boston Red Sox (17-13) as they square off against Luis Severino (0-4, 6.31 ERA) and the New York Yankees (11-17) in the last of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 8-2, and New York leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 8:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 8 and can be seen on ESPN.
Severino pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs (one unearned), striking out four and walking two in a 4-1 defeat to the Orioles. Starlin Castro (.295, 8 Rs, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two runs. Wright went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking four in a 4-1 defeat to the White Sox in his last outing. Jackie Bradley Jr. (.277, 14 Rs, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for New York and Boston are Yankees -105, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 as of now.
The Red Sox lead the season series, 3-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
The Red Sox are an even 9-9 against the division, while the Yankees sit at 6-8.
The Yankees are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Red Sox have a 1-2 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
It looks like the Yankees have a slight leg up on the Red Sox, as the Yankees have won their last two games while the Red Sox have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Yankees are 10-2. The Red Sox have a 16-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th, New York is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 100 this season. Boston ranks in the top five with 151.
New York and Boston both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. New York sits at 18th with 90 this season and Boston ranks 16th with 94.
When the Yankees hit at least one home run, they are 9-8. When the Red Sox hit at least one homer, they have a 12-8 record.