MLB Betting Yankees vs Reds Sox, Capuano vs Ranaudo

It’s hard to believe a series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox have both teams currently out of the playoffs and without a real future to improve.  Well, that’s the case for the matchup this Friday when they meet at 7:10 PM ET.

yankeesIt’s hard to believe a series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox have both teams currently out of the playoffs and without a real future to improve.  Well, that’s the case for the matchup this Friday when they meet at 7:10 PM ET.

The Yankees will send Chris Capuano as the starter tonight with a 1-1 record and 4.30 ERA; he will have to face newcomers Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig, who joined the Red Sox on a trade this past Thursday. Capuano was in the roster in Boston, but never played at Fenway Park.

“It was a tough last month (with Boston), but really it was a tough last week. I grew up in New England; I grew up in Springfield, Mass., where it’s pretty much a 50-50 Yankees-Red Sox split,” Capuano told MLB’s official website. “To have the opportunity to play for both teams in one year I think is unique and pretty special, and more than anything, I’m just excited to be back in the big leagues and starting.”

The Red Sox will send Anthony Ranaudo to the mountain to make his season debut in one of the most important rivalries in the world. He will have the good luck to take New York in a bad place as they have lost four of the last five games.

“Every game that we lost was by two runs or one run and all but one of those (last 13) games was a one- or two-run game for either side,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “So if we get the consistency in our offense, we’re going to win a lot more.”

New York is +109 to win this game in the MLB money line, and Boston is listed -119.

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