Nathan Eovaldi (1-2, 5.46 ERA) and David Price (4-0, 6.14 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (10-17) and the Boston Red Sox (17-12) at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 3-2, and New York leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 1:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 7 and can be seen on NESN and YES.
Eovaldi pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs, striking out three and walking three in an 8-7 defeat to the Red Sox. Starlin Castro (.294, 6 Rs, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run. Price went 7.0 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out three and walking one in an 8-7 win over the Yankees in his most recent start. Travis Shaw (.314, 13 Rs, 3 HRs, 17 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for New York and Boston are Red Sox -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Red Sox lead the season series, 3-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
The Yankees currently sit below .500 against the AL East Division at 5-8, and the Red Sox have a 9-8 record.
New York has won 46% (6-7) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Boston has won 67% (10-5) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Red Sox are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded five strikeouts. The Yankees have a record of 3-3 when opponents' pitchers have five strikeouts or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Yankees are 9-2. The Red Sox have a 16-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th in runs, New York has earned 92 this season. Boston ranks fifth with 149 runs.
Ranking 17th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 86 this season. Boston ranks in the top half at 11th 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 12-7 record.