Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/27/2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 7:15 PM on FOX
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Boston Red Sox - Lester (8-7, 3.14 ERA) vs. New York Yankees - Tanaka (11-2, 2.11 ERA)
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On Saturday night, Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester will take his 8-7 record up against 11-game winner Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees.
Jon Lester pitched well enough to get the win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, but he has to settle for the no decision in a game the Red Sox eventually won 7-6. He gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits in 7.2 innings of work in that game while walking two and striking out four. Lester has struck out 109 batters in 106 innings of work this season and he has only given up eight home runs.
Veteran shortstop Derek Jeter has 23 hits in his 68 at-bats against Lester with a double, a home run and nine RBI. Second baseman Kelly Johnson is just 1-for-15 against the left-hander with four strikeouts.
Masahiro Tanaka had another good start last Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles, but he came away with his second loss of the year. He pitched seven innings in that game and allowed three runs on six hits while walking one and striking out six. Through 15 starts, Tanaka has an 11-2 record and currently leads the league with his 2.11 ERA.
The Red Sox have faced Tanaka already this season and did pretty well against him compared to most other teams. Mike Napoli had two hits against him in three at-bats with a double and a solo home run.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 30-46-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.4
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 35-42-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
New York Yankees
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 15-day DL (5/11)
05/06/14 P Michael Pineda Shoulder 60-day DL (4/24)
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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