Red Sox open 4-game series at home against Yankees
Boston; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Domingo German (17-3, 4.01 ERA) Red Sox: Jhoulys Chacin (3-10, 5.79 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: New York hits the road to begin a four game series against Boston.
The Red Sox are 31-31 against teams from the AL East. The Boston offense has compiled a .274 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the league. Rafael Devers leads the team with an average of .317.
The Yankees have gone 48-16 against division opponents. New York has slugged .489, good for second in the American League. Gary Sanchez leads the team with a .543 slugging percentage, including 46 extra-base hits and 34 home runs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Devers leads the Red Sox with 80 extra base hits and is slugging .568. Mookie Betts is 16-for-45 with three doubles, five home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 6-4, .229 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Yankees: 8-2, .237 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Yankees Injuries: Stephen Tarpley: (elbow), Jake Barrett: (elbow), Greg Bird: (foot), Thairo Estrada: (hamstring), Gio Urshela: (groin), Jacoby Ellsbury: (hip), Aaron Hicks: (elbow), Giancarlo Stanton: (knee), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), Luis Severino: (shoulder), Zack Britton: (calf), David Hale: (spine), Ben Heller: (elbow), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: (elbow), CC Sabathia: (knee), Miguel Andujar: (labrum).