The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have been neck-and-neck all year long. The teams are 4-4 in the season series and are separated by just one game in the division. Following this trend, the Yankees earned a thrilling 8-1 victory on Friday night, then got absolutely outplayed on Saturday, losing 11-0 to their nemesis from Boston. This sets up a must-see rubber match tonight on Sunday Night Baseball at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees smartly reconfigured their rotation so that CC Sabathia and Luis Severino would pitch against the Red Sox, and the move has paid dividends so far. Sabathia held up his end of the bargain on Friday, and there’s no one the Yankees would rather take the ball tonight than Severino. The Yankees’ ace comes into the contest with a 12-2 record, 2.10 ERA, and career bests across the board. Severino is just 0-1 versus the Red Sox this year though; this will be his third try to beat Boston.
David Price will toe the rubber for the Red Sox. While he hasn’t lived up to his lofty contract, Price is having probably his best season in Boston with a 9-5 record and 3.66 ERA. Price pitched a stellar month of June, but the Yankees have long been Price’s kryptonite. Since joining the Red Sox, Price is 2-5 with a 7.50 ERA against the Yankees in eight starts.
All eyes on The Rivalry.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 1, 2018
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Series win up for grabs. #RedSox @ParkWhiz lineup today ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/MABGftd0nO— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 1, 2018
How to watch
Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
First pitch: 8:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time
TV broadcast: ESPN
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
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