Boston takes 4-game slide into matchup with New York
New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Boston enters the game as losers of their last four games.
The Yankees are 35-14 against teams from the AL East. New York ranks fourth in the league in hitting with a .269 batting average, DJ LeMahieu leads the club with an average of .332.
The Red Sox are 28-27 against the rest of their division. Boston leads the league in hitting with a .277 batting average, Rafael Devers leads the team with an average of .327.
TOP PERFORMERS: Edwin Encarnacion leads the Yankees with 47 extra base hits and is batting .235. Didi Gregorius is 11-for-36 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and 14 RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 4-6, .287 batting average, 8.38 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Red Sox: 5-5, .327 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: 60-day IL (shoulder), CC Sabathia: 10-day IL (knee), Jordan Montgomery: 60-day IL (elbow), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ben Heller: 60-day IL (elbow), David Hale: 10-day IL (spine), Dellin Betances: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jake Barrett: 60-day IL (elbow), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-day IL (knee), Brett Gardner: 10-day IL (knee), Jacoby Ellsbury: 60-day IL (hip), Luke Voit: 10-day IL (hernia), DJ LeMahieu: day-to-day (groin), Greg Bird: 60-day IL (foot), Miguel Andujar: 60-day IL (labrum), Gary Sanchez: 10-day IL (groin).