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Red Sox @ Yankees: Shall Severino Sock the Sox?

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The Yankee ace gets the ball in game two of this rivalry series

Oh yeah, baby
Oh yeah, baby
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I hope you've recovered from the blood pressure spikes last night's win no doubt triggered. If not, take care in today's game because we're just as likely to see another tight, tense match today as the Yankees and Red Sox continue their weekend set.

At a time of year when series wins are more important than ever, the Yankees have set up a great shot for themselves to win this set, with Luis Severino on the hill. The righthander has been arguably the best pitcher in baseball in the second half, with a miniscule 0.83 ERA and 0.28 HR/9 rate while striking out almost 11 men per 9 innings. This will be his third start against the Red Sox, and Sevy's given up just a single run in 14 innings against Boston this year.

Opposing Severino is lefthander Drew Pomeranz. It's also Pomeranz's third start in a Yankee-Red Sox game this season. He's had one good start and one poor one, but his season marks of 3.36 ERA and 3.68 FIP make him a tough opponent any day.

With such good pitchers on tap, we can no doubt expect a 10-9 final, but as long as the Yankees come out on top I don't think anyone will complain.

It's Yankees-Red Sox, it's a series that will help decide the AL East, and it'll start at 4:05pm EDT, on FS1 and WFAN.

Today's Lineups

BOSTON RED SOX NEW YORK YANKEES
Eduardo Nunez - 2B Brett Gardner - LF
Mookie Betts - RF Aaron Hicks - RF
Andrew Benintendi - LF Aaron Judge - DH
Hanley Ramirez - DH Gary Sanchez - C
Mitch Moreland - 1B Didi Gregorius - SS
Xander Bogaerts - SS Todd Frazier - 3B
Rafael Devers - 3B Chase Headley - 1B
Christian Vazquez - C Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
Jackie Bradley - CF Ronald Torreyes - 2B
Drew Pomeranz - LHP Luis Severino - RHP