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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox: Luis Severino vs. David Price

Which team will take the lead in the season series and the division?

Houston Astros v New York Yankees Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

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.


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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