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Red Sox @ Yankees: The Bronx Bombers seek sweep of rival Red Sox

Red Sox @ Yankees MLB odds spreads and predictions

New York leads Boston by 8.5 games in the American League East.

The New York Yankees took the second game of the series against the Boston Red Sox 5-3.

The Bronx Bombers jumped on Rick Porcello early into the game tagging him for five earned runs, including three runs in the first two innings.

Gio Urshela came up sneaky clutch in the second inning tying the game at one with single. DJ LeMahieu would follow with a two RBI single to give New York the 3-1 lead.

After Boston came back to tie game, Gary Sanchez answered with a big two-run home run. Sanchez now holds a five-game hitting streak, and has hit a home run in three of his last four games.

Domingo German went just 3.2 innings allowing six hits and three earned runs while striking out eight which left the Yankees' bullpen with their work cut out for them. New York would answer the call as the bullpen combined to throw 5.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Game information

When is it? Sunday June 2nd

What time is first pitch? 7:00 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Yankee Stadium

Which channel is it on? ESPN

The lowdown

The Boston Red Sox got on the scoreboard first, but found themselves losing to the New York Yankees for the fourth straight time this season.

Boston showed fight when evening the score at three runs in the top of the fourth inning, but ultimately lost after failing to capitalize on late inning opportunities.

Catcher Sandy Leon provided an unexpected spark in the Red Sox lineup going 3-for-3 with three singles and two RBIs.

Xander Bogaerts also gave the offense life batting 3-for-4 at the dish with a solo homerun, double, and single.

Red Sox @ Yankees Runline

Boston is giving New York 1.5 runs in this matchup.

Although Boston has struggled against New York this season, the Red Sox offense should be able to put runs up against CC Sabathia who will be returning from the 10-day injured list.

The issue for Boston will be actually climbing the hill of defeating the Yanks.

Take the Yankees with the points

Red Sox @ Yankees Moneyline

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Red Sox @ Yankees Over/Under

The over/under for this matchup is set at 9 points.

Final score prediction: Boston Red Sox 3, New York Yankees 4

Take the under in this game.

Where the game will be won or lost

The pitching matchup on Sunday night features two veteran pitchers, David Price for Boston and CC Sabathia for New York.

Price has struggled against the Bronx Bombers over the last three seasons posting a 2-7 record with a 7.71 ERA in 11 starts. Not only is his ERA alarming, but Price has allowed 16 home runs against New York over that span.

This season, Price has a 2-2 record with a 2.83 ERA and 53 strikeouts in nine starts.

Sabathia will be making his return from the 10-day IL, but has had a strong start to the season so far; Sabathia has a 3-1 record with a 3.48 ERA. The veteran has also had his fair share of success against Boston posting a 2.97 ERA with a 6-1 record in 10 starts.

Stephen Rodriguez
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