Boston opens 2-game series at New York
New York; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Red Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts Boston to begin a two game series.
The Yankees are 4-2 against AL East teams. New York has hit 25 home runs this season, eighth in the majors. Luke Voit leads the club with four while slugging .471.
The Red Sox are 3-3 against teams from the AL East. Boston is hitting a collective .236 this season, led by J.D. Martinez with an average of .344. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 4-6, .248 batting average, 4.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Red Sox: 4-6, .238 batting average, 6.16 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: 60-day IL (elbow), Ben Heller: 60-day IL (elbow), Dellin Betances: 10-day IL (shoulder), Aaron Hicks: 10-day IL (back), Jacoby Ellsbury: 10-day IL (hip), Troy Tulowitzki: 10-day IL (calf), Didi Gregorius: 60-day IL (elbow), Miguel Andujar: 10-day IL (shoulder), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-day IL (bicep), Gary Sanchez: 10-day IL (calf).
Red Sox Injuries: Brian Johnson: 10-day IL (elbow), Jackie Bradley Jr.: day-to-day (illness), Andrew Benintendi: day-to-day (right foot), Brock Holt: 10-day IL (eye), Marco Hernandez: 10-day IL (shoulder).