Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam in the top of the eighth inning to seal a New York Yankees victory on Saturday night gave them the series win over the Boston Red Sox and put them alongside their division rivals atop the AL Wild Card race.
On Sunday Night Baseball, they’ll go for the sweep with a chance to take a one-game lead over Boston and maintain at least a two-game cushion over the Toronto Blue Jays.
After going 0-7 to start the year against the Red Sox, the Yankees have roared back and went 8-3 over the last 10 matchups, but no win was more important than yesterday’s, which has given New York every ounce of momentum with October less than a week away.
Will they let it ride or allow the Red Sox to dig themselves out of this shallow grave they dug over the last few days? Let’s check out the betting preview for the series finale and final regular-season matchup between these hated rivals in 2021.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and Red Sox play at 7:00 EST at Fenway Park.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
This one’s on Sunday Night Baseball. National Broadcast. ESPN. Big time.
Yankees vs Red Sox Odds Today
According to our friends at WynnBET, the Yankees are the “underdogs” at -105 on the moneyline (bet $105 to win $100) while the Red Sox are slight “favorites at -115 (bet $115 to win $100). Don’t be surprised if the line flips, either, given how narrow it is. On the run line, the Bombers can be had for +155 if you take them -1.5 runs (bet $100 to win $155), meaning they have to win the game by two or more runs. You can get a +1.5 advantage with Boston, but that’ll cost you a steep -200 (bet $200 to win $100).
On the over/under, the total has been set at 9.5 runs, with the over costing slightly more (-115, bet $115 to win $100) than the under (-105, bet $105 to win $100).
Yankees Pitcher Today
Jordan Montgomery (6-6, 3.55 ERA) returns to the mound for the Yankees and he’ll go up against Eduardo Rodriguez (11-8, 4.97 ERA). In a career year for Monty, he’s faced the Red Sox four times, twirling two quality starts, another featuring zero earned runs over 5.2 innings of work, and a tad shaky showing featuring three earned runs across 4.2 innings. Funny enough, the latter start was the only game the Yankees won out of those four! The man has gotten such awful run support.
E-Rod’s been lights out against the Yankees in 2021 and we truly don’t know why. He’s an underwhelming lefty that should get crushed by a righty-heavy lineup such as the Bombers’, but the Sox have won every time he’s taken the bump against New York, even his shortened one-inning outing back on July 23. He’s allowed just six earned runs over those 18 innings.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Stay tuned for its release later today!
Yankees vs Red Sox Prediction Today
Do we dare dream of a Yankees’ sweep? If that were to happen, they’d finish a respectable 9-10 against the Red Sox in 2021. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this team fumble momentum so many times this year, and it just feels insane to think they’ll pull a 180 on that narrative and steal the show against a team that’s gotten the better of them for the last 17 years. They already got the series win. You can be happy about that as they prepare for their next season-defining series against the Blue Jays.
Red Sox likely win a narrow one, 4-3.
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