Game three of what was originally planned to be a four-game series ended in a win for the New York Yankees. The visiting Boston Red Sox had a tough time against Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole who recorded eleven strikeouts. The game had to be called by the sixth inning, though, giving the Red Sox no time to catch up. Due to heavy rain, the game was called, and the final ended with a 3-1 Yankees win.
On Sunday, hopefully, the skies will be clearer for the Red Sox, who are hoping to claim a series win over their rival. The series comes to an end on Sunday, with each team currently splitting the series one game each. Boston will have to do better at the plate on Sunday, though, as they had a tough time against the Yankees pitching on Saturday. The question now is which team will be the best bet at the sportsbook.
Boston, the leaders in the AL East, can take the series Sunday
This series started with a postponement, but the following game saw the Red Sox claim a 4-0 win. However, on Saturday, the Boston Red Sox looked out of place against Gerrit Cole and secured one run in six innings. Needless to say, Boston can’t have another performance like that against the Yankees. The good news is they’ll be facing a pitcher who doesn’t have near the same talent as Cole.
Taking the mound for the Yankees on Sunday night is Jameson Taillon, who has a 4-4 record as a starter. In his last start, he was handed a loss by way of the Houston Astros. The Red Sox have the fourth overall team batting average and rank third in total runs. Facing Taillon is a great way for the Red Sox to build morale before heading to Toronto.
Yankees can close the series with two straight wins
The Yankees did a great job on Saturday, holding the Red Sox to only one run in six innings. Their success was mostly due to Gerrit Cole, who had eleven strikeouts. Considering they won’t have him starting on the mound Sunday, the Yankees batters will have to step up. The Yankees are far behind the Boston Red Sox in the Al East at eight games. A win here gets them that slightly closer to taking over the division.
Unfortunately, they’ll have a weaker pitcher on the mound Sunday, which puts the weight on the Yankees batters. This year is uncharacteristic for the Yankees, considering how many heavy hitters they have on the roster. Currently, the Yankees rank 25th in the league in terms of runs scored.
Their team batting average ranks in the bottom half of the league as well at 18th. If they want to close the series with a win, we’ll need to see a much better performance at the plate.
Who should you take on Sunday night? Boston Red Sox -102
The Red Sox come in as slight favorites here. Mainly due to the pitching matchup, we’ll say to take the Boston Red Sox here. Boston performed well in the second game of the series and, after last night, will want to close the series with a win. Take the Boston Red Sox at -102 to win the game.