Will Rogers Free Pick
Boston vs. NY Yankees,
08/04/2015 19:05 EDT,
Score: 3 - 13
Point Spread: -1½/+107 NY Yankees
1* free play on the NYY...
The Yankees vs. Red Sox rivalry is probably the most storied in all of sports. The latest chapter begins tonight in the Bronx, where the Yankees have won 21 of their last 28. The Red Sox are looking to snap a six game road losing streak, and it's not going to be easy with a rookie pitcher making his debut.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Pitching - The Red Sox called up 23 year old left-hander Henry Owens who will replace the injured Rick Porcello. He's facing the hottest lineup in the majors, so don't be surprised if he gets knocked out of this one in the early innings. The Yankees counter with Masahiro Tanaka, who has won four straight starts at Yankee Stadium.
2. Chase Headley - The Yankees veteran third-baseman is hitting .397 since the All Star break, and he comes into tonight's game riding an 11 game hitting streak. He's hitting .306 with a pair of home runs and five RBIs against the Red Sox this year. The Yankees are hard to beat when they are getting that kind of production from the bottom of the lineup.
3. X-Factor - The Yankees are 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a left-handed starter, and they lead the majors in runs scored versus left-handed pitching.
Selection: This is a play on the New York Yankees -1.5 (Free)