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New York visits Boston in division matchup

September 9, 2019

New York Yankees (94-50, first in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (76-67, third in the AL East)

Boston; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: James Paxton (12-6, 4.16 ERA) Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez (17-5, 3.81 ERA)

LINE: Yankees -113; over/under is 10 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Boston will host New York in a matchup of division rivals.

The Red Sox are 32-33 against AL East opponents. Boston’s team on-base percentage of .339 is second in the American League. Mookie Betts leads the lineup with an OBP of .384.

The Yankees are 50-17 against the rest of their division. The New York offense has compiled a .270 batting average as a team this season, good for fourth in the American League. Gio Urshela leads the team with a mark of .330. The Yankees won the last meeting 10-5. Chad Green recorded his third victory and Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for New York. Rick Porcello took his 12th loss for Boston.

TOP PERFORMERS: J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 35 home runs and is slugging .577. Betts is 17-for-42 with two doubles, six home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.

Torres leads the Yankees with 35 home runs and has 84 RBIs. Gary Sanchez is 6-for-26 with two doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 4-6, .214 batting average, 4.69 ERA, outscored by eight runs

Yankees: 7-3, .237 batting average, 3.96 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

Red Sox Injuries: Steven Wright: (toe), Chris Sale: (elbow), David Price: (wrist), Heath Hembree: (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: (knee), Steve Pearce: (back), Michael Chavis: (shoulder).

Yankees Injuries: Stephen Tarpley: (elbow), Luis Severino: (shoulder), CC Sabathia: (knee), Jordan Montgomery: (elbow), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Ben Heller: (elbow), David Hale: (spine), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), Jake Barrett: (elbow), Mike Tauchman: (leg), Giancarlo Stanton: (knee), Aaron Hicks: (elbow), Jacoby Ellsbury: (hip), Greg Bird: (foot), Miguel Andujar: (labrum).

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