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MLB Pick: Will Rogers betting the Yankees -133 odds on August 11th 2017

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
MLB Betting Prediction: Yankees -133 odds (August 11th 2017)

The set-up: The Red Sox got an off day Thursday and now visit the Bronx for an important three-game series with the hated NY Yankees. Boston will take an eight-game winning streak into this series, which has allowed them to open up a 4 1/2 game lead over New York in the AL East. Boston leads the AL with a 3.63 team ERA and watched its staff dominate of late, with three or fewer runs allowed in each of the last five games. “We’ve continued to pitch consistently, and that will be the key for us,” Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters after an 8-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.” The Yankees got shut out 4-0 by the Jays on Thursday and enter this series having dropped six of their last nine games.

The pitching matchup: Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3 & 4.08 ERA) goes for Boston and Jaime Garcia (5-8 & 4.49 ERA) makes his second start as a Yankee. Rodriguez held the Chicago White Sox to two runs on four hits in six innings last Friday (Boston won 3-2), recording his first quality start in four chances since coming off the disabled list. Rodriguez is seeing New York for the first time this season but is 4-1 with a 2.66 ERA in seven career starts versus the Yankees. Garcia suffered a 7-2 loss in his New York debut last Friday, when he was ripped for six runs – five earned – on five hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings at Cleveland. He will be making his third AL start after beginning the season in Atlanta and getting traded to Minnesota before moving over to the Yankees. Garcia has never faced Boston.

The pick: These fierce, longtime rivals face each other 10 times in the next four weeks, starting tonight. Garcia is getting his introduction to this Red Sox/Yankees rivalry and New York needs him to come up big. This marks the nine-year vet’s first career start at Yankee Stadium. The bet says he rises to the challenge.

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