MLB Odds: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Pick: June 9th 2011
Any time you can get the Boston Red Sox as an underdog it’s worth a shot. That’s especially the case against the New York Yankees, a team they have owned this season. Boston climbed into sole possession of first place in the AL East with their 11-6 victory over the Yankees last night. The Red Sox are now 7-1 against New York this season, including a perfect 5-0 in five meetings at Yankee Stadium. Boston has won five straight games overall while scoring 6 or more runs in each contest and averaging 8.0 RPG in the process.
Look for these Red Sox bats to stay red hot against C.C. Sabathia tonight. Sabathia is 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA in 19 career starts against Boston. He gave up 6 earned runs and 10 base runners in 6 2/3 innings of a 0-6 loss to the Red Sox in his only home start against them this year on 5/14. Josh Beckett was the winner of that game, pitching six scoreless innings while striking out 9 to earn the victory. Beckett is 4-2 with a 2.01 ERA and 1.026 WHIP in 12 starts this season. The Red Sox are 8-0 in their last 8 games vs. a left-handed starter. Take Boston Thursday.