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The All-Star break is over and the second half of the 2017 MLB season begins on Friday. One of the top matchups of the night is the beginning of a four-game series between AL East rivals, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

What: Red Sox and Yankees Renew Their Rivalry With Division Lead At Stake

  • When: July 14, 2017, 7:10 PM ET
  • Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
  • Moneyline: Red Sox -137 vs Yankees +127
  • Over/Under: 9
  • Coverage: MLBN

New York Yankees Analysis

The Yankees got off to a fast start this season, which was surprising because the weren’t expected to compete for the division title.

Since their start, the team has significantly cooled off and is currently mired in a slump.

The Bronx Bombers have lost four of their last five starts and ahve only won three of their last 10 games.

New York’s bullpen, which was a strength earlier in the season, has become a liability in the past month.

Despite their poor play, the Yankees pitching staff still has a 4.02 ERA for the season, which is 7th in the league, and their 41 quality starts is tied for 11th in the league.

The Yankees also got some bad news this week when they announced that starter Michael Pineda, who is 8-4 with a 4.39 ERA, will need Tommy John surgery, effectively ruling him out for the rest of the season.

Batting wise, the Yanks are still one of the best in baseball, and have a .264 batting average, which is 6th in the league. Their 477 runs is the third most in baseball this year.

Starting Pitcher Analysis

Jordan Montgomery gets the nod tonight. In 16 starts, Montgomery has a 6-4 record with a 3.65 ERA.

Montgomery has allowed 6 runs in his last three games, and is making his first start against Boston this season.

Yankees Trends

  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road

Boston Red Sox Analysis

The Red Sox overcame a slow start to their season and are now sitting atop the AL East with a 3.5 game lead over the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Red Sox didn’t help their cause going into the All-Star break, losing four of their last five games.

However, the Yankees suffered a similar slump so they didn’t lose any ground in the division.

The Red Sox have a chance to increase their division lead over their hated rivals over the weekend by winning this series.

Much of Boston’s success this season is due to the play of their pitching staff, who overcame a rough start to the season and has become one of the best in baseball this year.

The Red Sox pitchers have a 3.82 ERA for the season, which is the fourth best ERA in the league and their starters have been able to pitch deep into games, having 51 quality starts that is second best in the league.

Boston’s bats have also been playing well as of late, and now have a .268 batting average, which is the 5th best in the league.

Boston also has amassed 431 runs this season, tying them for 9th most runs scored this year.

Despite their success, the Red Sox have a 1-4 record against the Yanks this season.

Boston needs to play better against New York because the division race is very tight and having a losing record against the Yankees can cost them the division if the two teams finish with the same regular season record.

Starting Pitcher Analysis

The Red Sox will send Drew Pomeranz to the mound to take on the Yankees. For the season, Pomeranz is 9-4 with a 3.60 ERA in 17 starts.

The left-hander has given up four runs in his last three starts and is 1-0 against the Yankees this season.

Red Sox Trends

  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home

Pick and Prediction

The Yankees aren’t very good on the road, and have been very inconsistent lately.

Boston should be able to hold them off and take this game.

The smart money is on the Red Sox and the over on the total runs scored.

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