Rodriguez expected to start as Red Sox host the Yankees
New York Yankees (40-36, third in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (46-31, second in the AL East)
Boston; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Gerrit Cole (8-3, 2.33 ERA, .85 WHIP, 123 strikeouts) Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez (5-4, 6.07 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 85 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox +138, Yankees -158; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees head to take on the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
The Red Sox are 20-10 against AL East opponents. Boston has slugged .433, good for third in the American League. Rafael Devers leads the team with a .564 slugging percentage, including 42 extra-base hits and 18 home runs.
The Yankees are 17-23 against teams from the AL East. The New York pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.60, Jordan Montgomery paces the staff with a mark of 4.06.
The Red Sox won the last meeting 4-2. Nathan Eovaldi earned his eighth victory and Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Boston. Montgomery took his second loss for New York.
TOP PERFORMERS: Devers leads the Red Sox with 42 extra base hits and is slugging .564.
Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 38 RBIs and is batting .281.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 6-4, .275 batting average, 3.65 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Yankees: 6-4, .243 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
INJURIES: Red Sox: Chris Sale: (elbow), Ryan Brasier: (left calf), Christian Arroyo: (knee), Kevin Plawecki: (hamstring).
Yankees: Justin Wilson: (hamstring), Luis Severino: (elbow), Clarke Schmidt: (elbow), Wandy Peralta: (back), Darren O’Day: (rotator cuff), Corey Kluber: (shoulder), Zack Britton: (hamstring), Aaron Hicks: (left wrist).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.