Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday May 1st, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.
The (13-9) New York Yankees of the American League East Division will travel to the “BAY STATE” for the opening game of the three-game set. The Yankees will play the (12-10) Boston Red Sox also of the American League East in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at historic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Best Sports Handicapper believes The Yankees are going to be in the thick of the pennant race all summer. Boston is the odds-on favorite the represent the AL in the 2015 World Series. The opening betting line has the Yankees as a +120 road underdog; the betting total is 8′ runs for Friday’s game.
The 2015 New York Yankees have won three of their last four baseball games. The Yankees are first in the Division. one full game in front of second-place Tampa Bay. Center Fielder Jacoby Ellsbury leads the team in three of five major offensive categories. The Yankees have a batting average of .240. Yankees pitchers are allowing opponents .233 at the plate. The Yankees return home for a four-game home series on May 7th. the betting odds over the total are 10-1 the Yankees last eleven following a loss. Shortstop Brendan Ryan is on the 15-day disabled list with a minor calf injury. Second Baseman Jose Pirela is out until May with a concussion. The New York Yankees are 3-1 their last four Free Baseball Pickson the road, going over the betting odds total once and staying under the betting odds total three times. The Yankees are 7-2 their last nine baseball games overall. The Yankees will send “LEFTY” CC Sabathia (0-5) with a 5.96 ERA to the pitcher’s mound for the first game of the series at Boston. The California native threw five innings, allowing nine hits and seven runs his last outing on April 25th, an 8-2 loss to the Mets. The New York Yankees are 9/2 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
The 2015 Boston Red Sox have won two of their last three. Boston is second in the Division, one game behind the Yankees and tied with Tampa Bay. Free Agent acquisitions Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval lead the team in four of five offensive categories. The Red Sox are hitting .245 as a team. Right Fielder Shane Victorino is on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury. Boston concludes their recent homestand on Wednesday May 6th against Tampa Bay. Boston is 7-1 their last eight baseball games on Friday’s. The betting odds over the total are 8-2 Boston last ten following a win. The Boston Red Sox are 5-5 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four. Boston will have Right Hander Justin Masterson (2-0) with a 5.16 ERA will be on the hill for game one of the series. The 6’6″ 250 pound San Diego State product went 7.0 innings, giving up seven hits and three runs his last start, a 5-4 loss at Baltimore on April 25th. The Red Sox are 20-7-1 their last twenty-eight baseball games on natural grass. The Boston Red Sox are 12/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Championship.