MLB Betting: Yankees, Red Sox Revisit Rivalry
Baseball’s biggest rivalry is reignited Tuesday night as the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees begin a three-game series in New York.
The Red Sox head into this series after sweeping a three-game set against the Texas Rangers, and they’ll have lefty Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 6.14) on the mound. He earned his first win of the season in his last start against the Kansas City Royals, allowing three runs on eight hits in six innings. In five starts against the Yankees last season, he was 2-1 with a 4.10 ERA.
New York has won six straight and 16 of its last 17 games. Ace Luis Severino (5-1, 2.11) will get the call on Tuesday. In his last start, he pitched a complete-game shutout against the Houston Astros with 10 strikeouts. He faced Boston on April 10 and took the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits in five innings. Boston won in a rout, 14-1 as a -130 favorite at Bovada Sportsbook.
When the Red Sox and Yankees met up in April, Boston took two of three at home. The Yankees have dominated this matchup in New York lately, with a 10-4 record in their last 14 against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
In the NL on Tuesday, the NL-best Arizona Diamondbacks visit the injury-riddled Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Dodgers’ injury list should get a little shorter Tuesday, with Rich Hill (1-1, 6.00) expected to come off the DL and make his first start since April 14. That start was also against Arizona and Hill was lit up for seven runs on seven hits in five innings. Hill has had a lot of trouble against Arizona in his career with a 1-6 record and 5.50 ERA in 10 starts.
Getting the call for Arizona will be Zack Godley (4-2, 3.41). He faced the Dodgers in his last start and took the loss despite allowing only one run on five hits in six innings. Arizona lost that game 2-1 as a -110 favorite at Bovada Sportsbook. Godley has already faced the Dodgers three times this season, posting a 1-2 record and a 3.71 ERA.
In 10 games this season between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks, Arizona has rolled to a 7-3 record. The Diamondbacks are also 2-1 in Los Angeles this season, and 5-3 in their last eight at Dodger Stadium, with all five wins coming as the underdog.