New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 16, 2024

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Jun 16, 2024 6:15 AM
As the series is tied 1-1, the highly anticipated matchup between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox is set to take place on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM at Fenway Park. The Yankees, with their impressive 50-23 record, will look to capitalize on their strong road performance, where they have a 28-13 record. Meanwhile, the Red Sox, seeking to even the series, will rely on their home crowd to spark a comeback.
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Yankees vs Red Sox starting pitchers

  • Kutter Crawford for Boston Red Sox
  • Marcus Stroman for New York Yankees

Yankees vs Red Sox statistics

Stat Yankees Red Sox
Hits 619 (4th) 606 (Tied-5th)
Batting Average .254 (5th) .250 (9th)
Runs Batted In 355 (1st) 310 (Tied-9th)
Runs 371 (1st) 323 (10th)
Home Runs 108 (2nd) 74 (Tied-12th)
Walks 278 (1st) 227 (Tied-12th)
Stolen Bases 37 (Tied-21st) 60 (9th)
Strikeouts 580 (16th) 690 (3rd)
Pitches 11046 (2nd) 10601 (6th)

Boston Red Sox recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/15/24 vs New York Yankees W 8-4
6/14/24 vs New York Yankees L 8-1
6/13/24 vs Philadelphia Phillies W 9-3
6/12/24 vs Philadelphia Phillies W 8-6
6/11/24 vs Philadelphia Phillies L 4-1

New York Yankees recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/15/24 @ Boston Red Sox L 8-4
6/14/24 @ Boston Red Sox W 8-1
6/13/24 @ Kansas City Royals L 4-3
6/12/24 @ Kansas City Royals W 11-5
6/11/24 @ Kansas City Royals W 10-1

Yankees vs Red Sox predictions

Heading into the clash at Fenway Park, Yankees fans have their eyes on some key players. Aaron Judge, with his towering home runs tally, is expected to be a big threat in the box, aiming to add to his tally of 25 homers this season. Juan Soto, with his impressive .319 batting average, should expertly handle the bat, setting the pace for the Yankees. On the mound, Marcus Stroman's sharp ERA of 2.82 suggests he'll likely challenge Red Sox hitters throughout his innings, maintaining his record of significantly restricting opposition scoring.

For the Red Sox, Kutter Crawford will take the mound, looking to tighten his game against a formidable Yankees lineup. His goal will be to improve upon his 3.47 ERA by utilizing his impressive strikeout count which stands at 79 so far. At the plate, Rafael Devers remains crucial for adding runs. With a batting average of .283 and leading his team in home runs, Devers could be a pivotal figure in swinging the game Boston’s way. Meanwhile, Ceddanne Rafaela, leading with 37 RBIs, might have a key role in chalking up the scores.

Considering both teams’ current form and strengths, this game is likely to be hotly contested. While the Yankees boast a stronger overall season record, the Red Sox have the advantage of playing at home in Fenway Park, a place where they have often rallied to surprise stronger teams. If Crawford can hold his own against the dynamic Yankees' batters, and if the Red Sox hitters can capitalize on any slips from Stroman, Boston might just steal this one under the lights of their iconic ballpark. However, the Yankees' powerhouse lineup and consistent season form make them slight favorites in this tight matchup.

Boston Red Sox injuries

  • Romy Gonzalez (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Zach Bryant (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Chris Martin (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Dalton Guthrie (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Roberto Perez (C): Day-To-Day

New York Yankees injuries

  • Sean Boyle (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Caleb Durbin (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Joey Gerber (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Gerrit Cole (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Brandon Lockridge (CF): Day-To-Day

Yankees vs Red Sox game info

Venue Fenway Park
Location Boston, Massachusetts
First pitch Sun 7:00 PM
Temperature 76°
Chance of Rain 40%

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