New York Yankees (71-41, first in AL East) vs Boston Red Sox (55-58, fifth in AL East)
Boston; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
Pitching Probbles: Yankees: Domingo German (1-2, 5.09 ERA, 1.53 whips, 13 strikeouts); Red Sox: Nathan Iovaldi (5-3, 4.23 ERA, 1.23 whips, 93 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Yankees -127, Red Sox +106; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees to begin a three-game series on Friday.
Boston has a 27–29 record at home and a 55–58 overall. The Red Sox have a 20-12 record in games when they scored at least two home runs.
New York is 30–26 in the road games and 71–41 overall. The Yankees hitters have a collective .442 slugging percentage which ranks second among the majors.
Friday’s match is the 11th time these teams have been eliminated from this season. The Yankees have a 6-4 advantage in the season series.
Top Performer: Rafael Devers slugging .577 to lead the Red Sox with 24 home runs. Christian Arroyo is 12-for-35 in the last 10 games with three doubles, one home run and three RBIs.
DJ LeMahieu has 18 doubles, 12 home runs and 43 RBI for the Yankees. Aaron Judge is 11-for-31 in the last 10 matches with three doubles and three home runs.
Last 10 games: Red Sox: 4-6, .236 batting average, 5.52 ERA, 18 runs outscore
Yankees: 2-8, .233 batting average, 4.96 ERA, five-run outscore
Injuries: Red Sox: Tanner Hawke: 15-day IL (back), Brian Bello: 15-day IL (groin), Rob Refsneider: 10-day IL (knee), Kike Hernandez: 60-day IL (hip), Chris Sales: 15-Day IL (Finger), Trevor Story: 10-Day IL (Hand), Matt Straum: 15-Day IL (Wrist), Michael Covenant: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Danish: 15-Day IL (elbow), Josh Taylor: 60-day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-day IL (elbow)
Yankees: Matt Carpenter: 10-day IL (feet), Harrison Bader: 10-day IL (foot), Luis Severino: 60-day IL (latitude), Miguel Castro: 60-day IL (shoulder), Giancarlo Stanton: 10 -day IL (Achilles), Michael King: 60-day IL (elbow), Chad Green: 60-day IL (elbow), Stephen Riding: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jack Britton: 60-day IL (elbow)