Owens got 11 starts last year and recorded a 94 ERA+, but he started the season at Triple-A to work on some things. He had one start in the majors this year against the Astros, and he allowed three earned runs over 3.1 innings. Masahiro Tanaka will be on the mound for the Yankees, and he'll hope to continue his success as he's had a 76 ERA- and 76 FIP- in four starts this season.
Both teams will have their best lineups out there, as they should. Alex Rodriguez looks like he's healthy as his nice performance against Texas on Wednesday combined with the day off should make people a little more comfortable with him in the fifth spot. Now would be a great time for the bats to wake up.
Go Yankees, boo Red Sox, go baseball.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Mookie Betts - RF|
|Brett Gardner - LF||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Carlos Beltran - RF||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Mark Teixeira - 1B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Alex Rodriguez - DH||Hanley Ramirez - 1B|
|Brian McCann - C||Travis Shaw - 3B|
|Starlin Castro - 2B||Brock Holt - LF|
|Chase Headley - 3B||Ryan Hanigan - C|
|Didi Gregorius - SS||Jackie Bradley - CF|
|Masahiro Tanaka - RHP||Henry Owens - LHP|