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New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox: Luis Severino vs. Chris Sale

The newest chapter in the rivalry begins with aces wild.

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

For the first time in the 2018 season, the Yankees will square off against the Boston Red Sox. While any other early-April game would be treated accordingly, the attention level paid to this one seems magnified. The Bombers stumbled out of the gate, managing a 5 - 5 record in the early goings. Boston, on the other hand, sits atop the AL East with an 8 - 1 mark. Factor in “The Rivalry”, and well, that’s narrative-city.

Then there’s the pitching matchup. It’s an ace-off! The Yankees have Luis Severino pitching, and he’s been electric so far in 2018. He’s pitched to a 1.38 ERA over 13 innings. Small sample size noted, but his stuff looks as good as ever. `

On the other hand, the Red Sox summon Chris Sale to the mound. The 29-year-old southpaw owns a 0.82 ERA with a 1.12 FIP across 11 innings. The Yankees figured Sale out last year, so hopefully that success carries over tonight. Picking up a win against Sale could go a long way for morale.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM. You can watch the game on ESPN, YES, or listen along at WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280 (regional listings). Streaming is also available via the WatchESPN app and FOX Sports GO.