7:10 pm
September 14

Yankees @ Red Sox

Who will WIN this matchup?

New York Yankees (86-56)

@ Boston Red Sox (69-73)


Starting Pitchers:

Cortes (NYY): 9-4; 2.73 ERA

Bello (BOS) 1-5; 5.79 ERA


Current odds:

New York Yankees: (-130)

Boston Red Sox: (+111)


The starting line-up for the Yankees is as follows:


The starting line-up for the Red Sox is as follows:

LF - Tommy Pham
RF - Alex Verdugo
SS - Xander Bogaerts
3B - Rafael Devers
DH - J.D. Martinez
CF - Rob Refsnyder
1B - Christian Arroyo
2B - Kiké Hernández
C - Connor Wong

RHP - Brayan Bello

Brayan Bello will get his first taste of one of the greatest rivalries in sports when he takes the mound for the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. He also figures to get his first look at major league home run leader Aaron Judge. Bello (1-5, 5.79 ERA), who has worked into the sixth inning in his past two starts, will look to help the Red Sox bounce back from a 7-6, 10-inning loss on Tuesday in the opener of the two-game series. The rookie right-hander has a 3.55 ERA over his past six outings (four starts), covering 25 1/3 frames.

Despite matching his career-high seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings on Friday in Baltimore, Bello was saddled with a loss after a three-run sixth inning. He allowed a single and two walks before exiting with the bases loaded. Kaleb Ort took over and allowed all three inherited runners to score.

Bello might be in for a tight contest, as eight of the 14 Red Sox-Yankees games this season have been decided by one run.

Home runs by Triston Casas, Reese McGuire and Xander Bogaerts weren’t enough for the Red Sox in the series opener. A bases-clearing, two-out double by Gleyber Torres in the 10th inning was Boston’s downfall after Judge hit game-tying home runs in both the sixth and eighth innings.

Judge has 57 homers this season, four shy of tying the American League record set by the Yankees’ Roger Maris in 1961. Judge has 10 multi-homer games on the season, one shy of the major league single-season record shared by Hank Greenberg (1938 Detroit Tigers) and Sammy Sosa (1998 Chicago Cubs).

Torres has eight RBIs over his past three games. Tuesday marked his second straight game driving in at least three.

The Yankees are expected to start Nestor Cortes (9-4, 2.73 ERA) in the series finale. The left-hander has gone without a win over his past five starts. Cortes worked four-plus innings of two-run ball on Thursday against the Minnesota Twins, his first outing following a stint on the 15-day injured list caused by a strained groin. Cortes faced the Red Sox (69-73) on July 8, and he allowed eight hits and four runs over 3 2/3 innings. It was the shortest of his 24 outings this season.

Tuesday marked New York’s seventh win in nine games and its eighth when trailing after seven innings this year.

StreakSmarter Pick
New York Yankees