Calling the New York Yankees‘ series against the rival Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park a must-win would be an egregious understatement, as in order to have any hope of solidifying themselves as a wild-card team, they need to reel off a few wins here.
They certainly got off to a hot start, as four RBI from Giancarlo Stanton and a home run by Gleyber Torres helped the Yankees take home an 8-3 victory against former teammate Nathan Eovaldi.
While they won’t have the benefit of Gerrit Cole on the mound in this series, they will have some strong pitching to go up against a white-hot Red Sox lineup.
Will the Yankees continue to ride the momentum and give Boston even more problems, or will their Fenway demons reveal themselves again?
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and Red Sox play at 4:10 EST at Fenway Park in Boston.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
Catch Yanks-Sox on YES in New York, NESN in Beantown, or nationally on MLB Network wherever else you consume baseball.
Yankees vs Red Sox Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, the Red Sox are very slight favorites. The Sox are -115 on the moneyline (bet $115 to win $100), while New York is a -105 (bet $105 to take home another hundred).
Boston is +155 to cover the 1.5 run spread, while New York is -185 in that regard. the run over-under is 10.0, meaning Vegas expects a low-scoring, toss-up type game.
Yankees Pitcher Today
New York will start Nestor Cortes Jr. (2-2, 2.79) in this affair, as the soft-tossing lefty has proven that he can be an above-average starter in the league this season. After years bouncing around the league as a reliever, Cortes is now playing in meaningful September baseball for the Yankees.
Boston will counter with Nick Pivetta (9-7, 4.63) in this contest. While he may be inconsistent, he might be able to find his control just enough to help guide Boston to a victory here.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Watch this space!
Yankees vs Red Sox Prediction Today
The Yanks’ offense may be an all-or-nothing type of attack that can get shut down by some less than elite pitchers, but they should come into this game feeling confident after hanging eight runs on Boston in Fenway.
That Red Sox lineup is no joke, as they will likely present a daunting challenge for Cortes and a Yankees staff doing everything they can to hold this team together.
Even with all of that, Cortes has been reliable on the mound, and he should be able to silence the Boston bats just enough for New York to eke out a 4-3 win.
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