The Coach's MLB [email protected] *Top Rated Rivalry*

The Coach's MLB [email protected] *Top Rated Rivalry*

Boston vs. NY Yankees, 08/05/2015 19:05 EDT, Score: 2 - 1

Total: -102/+9 Over

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

The New York Yankees have been swinging extremely hot bats of late and defeated the Boston Red Sox 13-3 in last night's opener of a three-game set of this classic rivalry. Another high-scoring game is in the cards tonight when the two AL Est rivals will clash again.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Pitching - The Red Sox hand the ball to Steven Wright (4-4, 4.53 ERA) who is off a decent outing when he conceded two runs on six hits in seven innings of an 8-2 home-win against the White Sox. He had surrendered 10 runs (eight earned) in 9 1/3 innings in his last two starts prior though and has a 5.28 road-ERA for the year. The Yankees will counter with Luis Severino who will make his major-league debut. He's 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 11 starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre but is likely to struggle here against the big boys and could certainly have asked for an easier opponent to make his debut against.

2. Glowing Bats - The Yankees have scored a major leagues best 69 runs with a .323 batting average over the last seven days for an insane average of 11.5 runs scored per game. The Red Sox have averaged 6.33 runs per game over the same span while batting .284.

3. X-Factor - Each of the last five meetings at Yankee Stadium have gone over the total.

Selection: This is a play on [email protected] to go OVER the total (10*)

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