Sunday, September 20, 2020, Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, 1:07 p.m. ET
New York Yankees Odds
The Yankees (31-21) can clinch a playoff berth with an 11th straight win as they seek to finish off a three-game sweep of the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon.Sweetening the pot even more for New York, a victory in Sunday’s finale would be its 13th straight over Boston to set a new franchise record in the rivalry. Despite their current run, the Yankees remain 3 1/2 games back of the Rays in the American League East entering the season’s final week.Right-hander Deivi Garcia (2-1, 3.28 ERA) will face the Red Sox for the first time in his fifth career start. Garcia pitched seven quality innings in each of his last two outings, both wins over the Blue Jays.
Boston Red Sox Odds
The Red Sox (19-34) turn to a rookie making his second career start to snap their historic losing streak to the Yankees on Sunday.Right-hander Tanner Houck (1-0, 0.00 ERA) dazzled in his major league debut against the Marlins on Tuesday, striking out seven and allowing just two hits over five scoreless innings in the win. He takes the mound at Fenway for the first time looking to help Boston end a skid of three losses in its last four games.The Red Sox were shut out 8-0 on five hits Saturday, their first game without scoring a run since Sept. 11, 2019.
Yankees at Red Sox Betting Pick for September 20, 2020
Facing the Yankees is a lot different from facing the Marlins, especially when New York has outscored opponents 85-25 during its winning streak. Houck could have a rough introduction to the rivalry.Among the many Yankees swinging hot bats at the moment is Clint Frazier, who had his fourth multi-hit contest in his last six games in Saturday’s rout. Frazier has shown no signs of slowing down, and neither has New York, which has incentive to keep its foot on the gas as the window to catch Tampa Bay continues to close.Yankees at Red Sox Betting Pick: Yankees (-168), Red Sox (+158)Yankees 6, Red Sox 2
Yankees at Red Sox Best Bet for September 20, 2020
There’s no reason to bet against the Yankees in this one, as the Red Sox are just looking ahead to the finish line of a disappointing season. Rookie starters on each side are tough to predict, but working in their favor will be offenses fatigued by a day game after a night game.Yankees at Red Sox Best Bet: UNDER 10 total runs (-112)