- Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
- Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
- Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: TBS
The New York Yankees are in danger of slipping from first place in the American League East. The team that had a 15.5-game lead over the second-place Tampa Bay Rays in July has seen that lead dwindle to 5.5 games as we enter the middle of September. With the Yankees coming off a three-game series where they won two against the Rays, the New York club looks to add some additional cushion between themselves and Tampa Bay during a two-game series against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are in last place in the AL East with a 69-72 record. They trail the division-leading Yankees (85-56) by 16 games.
Before we look at the September 13, 2022, matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, check out our 2022 World Series Betting Guide, as well as the best sites for betting on MLB in 2022.
Yankees vs. Red Sox picks
|New York Yankees||-165||-168||-165|
|Boston Red Sox||+152||+140||+150|
Yankees vs. Red Sox pitching
The Yankees have Gerrit Cole on the mound on Tuesday in Boston. The 32-year-old right-hander is coming off one of his best performances of the year in his last start. On September 9, Cole struck out a season-high 14 batters against the Twins on 6.2 innings pitched.
Cole has the best ERA on the Yankees starting rotation at 3.20, and he leads the team — and MLB — in strikeouts with 218. He has thrown 171 innings, which also leads the team on the year. Cole’s strikeouts per nine innings is 11.9.
Nick Pivetta gets the start for the Red Sox. The 29-year-old right-hander did not get much run support in his last outing, a 1-0 loss to the Rays on September 7. Pivetta threw five innings and gave up two hits in that game.
Pivetta is first on the Boston club in ERA at 4.29, and he also leads the team in strikeouts with 148. He has thrown a team-high 155 innings.
While both teams are using their best starters, the Yankees have a clear advantage in pitching.
Yankees vs. Red Sox hitting
The Yankees have Aaron Judge and that has often been enough this year. Judge leads the majors in home runs with 55, which is 18 more than the next closest slugger. He also has a league-high 121 RBIs and a respectable .307 batting average. Judge’s OBP of .410 is first in the American League. His slugging percentage of .679 is first in the majors, as is his OPS of 1.090.
The Red Sox are not lacking in hitting. Xander Bogaerts leads the AL in batting average at .319 and he is third in the league with 158 hits. Bogaerts has an OBP of .387. The Sox also have Rafael Devers, who leads the team with 26 home runs.
New York has 697 runs scored this year, while the Red Sox check in with 644.
The Yankees, thanks to Judge, have the advantage in hitting.
Yankees vs. Red Sox
The last time these two teams met was a three-game series in mid-August. The Yankees were in the midst of one of their worst stretches of the season at that point. New York went 4-15 between July 31 and August 20. One of those wins came in a 3-2 win over Boston.
The Yankees look like they have righted the ship a bit. They are 6-2 in their past eight outings. Meanwhile, Boston shook off a four-game losing skid over the weekend and scored two wins over the Orioles.
Both teams have a bit of momentum entering this game, but I think the Yankees are emerging from their funk.
Pick: New York Yankees to defeat the Boston Red Sox.
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