MLB Match Preview -- Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees

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MLB -- Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees

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MLB Match Preview -- Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees



The New York Yankees will head to Fenway Park on Thursday evening for the opening game of their weekend series against the American League East-rival Boston Red Sox.



Boston Red Sox 

The Boston Red Sox have won 28 of their first 47 home games and hold a narrow one-game lead over Tampa Bay for first place. The Boston Red Sox owns a 57-38 mark but it owns just a slim half-game lead over the second-place Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox will counter with twenty-five year old righty Tanner Houck (0-2 3.38 ERA) in the series opener. Through 13 plus innings, Houck has struck out 15 batters and allowed just one home run. Red Sox are 23-8 in their last 31 during game 1 of a series.



MLB Match Preview -- Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees



New York Yankees

The Yankees (50-44) are riding a four-game winning streak and are seven games off the pace in the division race. Last night, pinch-hitter Ryan LaMarre delivered a walk-off single to lift New York to a 6-5 home victory versus Philadelphia. Left-hander Jordan Montgomery is scheduled to toe the rubber for the Yankees in their first game at Fenway Park on Thursday. He has posted a 1-2 record and 4.24 ERA in eight career starts against the Red Sox.



Through 96 games, Boston ranks 4th in OPS and 4th in runs scored. For the season, New York ranks 13th in OPS and 23rd in runs scored. Take Boston to come out on top at home against the Yankees on Thursday evening. 



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Boston Red Sox to Win



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