Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, NY

When: Sunday, June 2nd at 7:05 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Red Sox TV/Radio: NESN, WEEI, 93.7 FM. Yankees TV/Radio: YES, WFAN 101.9FM.

Team Notes

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have posted a record of 29-27 this season over their first 56 games, 7.5 games back of the Yankees in the AL East.

Boston has dropped to a 32.4% chance to make the playoffs and a 1.0% probability to take the World Series crown according to Baseball Reference.

The Red Sox stand at 6-1 to win the American League and 8-1 to capture back-to-back World Series crowns.

New York Yankees

The Yankees continue to plow through baseball with a 36-19 overall record and a one-game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East.

New York has the best odds in the AL East to enter the playoffs at 87.7% and a 3.4% shot to be victorious in the 2019 World Series.

The Yankees are 3-1 to win the American League and 6-1 to take the World Series title in 2019.

Pitcher Notes

Red Sox: Rick Porcello (4-4, 4.41 ERA)

Porcello has been terrific over the past month posting a 3.34 ERA while surrendering 27 hits in 32.1 innings.

In his last start against Cleveland on May 27th, Porcello battled over 6.2 innings allowing three earned runs, while striking out four.

  • Porcello’s K rate is problematic long-term, with just 51 strikeouts in 63.1 innings this season.
  • The Boston starter has allowed 85 baserunners in his 63.1 innings in 2019.
  • Porcello is allowing opposing hitters to bat .254 against him, with a lackluster 10 homers allowed.

New York Yankees: C.C. Sabathia (3-1, 3.48 ERA)

Sabathia’s last start against Baltimore was poor as the lefty allowed four runs, behind two homers, in just five innings.

The lefty is working through a slight knee injury and that could prevent him from following through on his pitches. Don’t be surprised if manager Aaron Boone pulls Sabathia early.

  • This is Sabathia’s first start since May 22nd, a rough outing against Baltimore.
  • Sabathia gave up 10 earned runs in May, after allowing just six in April.
  • At home, Sabathia has allowed a batting average of just .195.

Hitter Notes

Boston Red Sox

Away from Fenway Park, the Red Sox are averaging a full run lower per game than at home.

Boston averages 5.92 runs at home and 4.97 away from Fenway.

  • With three homers and five RBI, DH Steve Pearce has dominated Sabathia.
  • OF Mookie Betts is 12 for 28 versus Sabathia with three doubles and three RBI.
  • SS Xander Bogaerts is 5 for 33 against the Yankees’ lefty with one homer and three RBI.

New York Yankees

New York hasn’t done well-scoring runs at home as opposed to their work on the road.

The Yankees are scoring 4.63 runs at Yankee Stadium, while they are scoring 6.28 runs per contest on the road this season.

  • 2B Gleyber Torres is 1 for 7 with three strikeouts versus Porcello in his young career.
  • OF Brett Gardner is 16 for 56 with five doubles and two homers against the Boston righty.
  • C Gary Sanchez in his career versus Porcello is 2 for 13 with two RBI.

Roster Notes

Boston Red Sox

  • SP Nathan Eovaldi is pitching in simulated games and could come back in late June.
  • 1B Mitch Moreland is on the 10-day IL with a lower back strain.
  • 2B Dustin Pedroia was shifted to the 60-day IL as he decides if he should retire because of a chronically injured knee.

New York Yankees

  • OF Giancarlo Stanton has begun light baseball activities as he recovers from a calf strain.
  • OF Aaron Judge is nursing his oblique strain to health with light swinging and defensive work.
  • SS Didi Gregorius could return to the team from his elbow surgery next week.

Game Odds

If you are in New Jersey you can bet on the Red Sox vs Yankees with 888Sport and BetStars.


Sportsbook BOS Red Sox  NY Yankees Link
888Sport NJ -125 +102
BetStars NJ -125 +105

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Total Runs

Sportsbook  Over 9   Under 9 Link
888Sport NJ -121 +100
BetStars NJ +100 -118

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Run Line

Sportsbook BOS Red Sox -1.5 NY Yankees +1.5 Link
888Sport NJ +130 -159
BetStars NJ +125 -143  

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