A chance for Yankees to bounce back as they host Red Sox

Gerrit Cole of Yankees vs. Garrett Whitlock of Red Sox

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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox: Gerrit Cole vs. Garrett Whitlock

The upcoming matchup features the New York Yankees (37-27), currently holding the third position in the AL East standings, as they prepare to face off against the Boston Red Sox (31-32), who are positioned fifth in the AL East. To commence a thrilling three-game series, the New York Yankees will be hosting the Boston Red Sox at their home stadium.

When: Friday, Jun 9, 2023.

Time: 7:05 p.m. EDT.

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, (50,287).

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, YES Network

Stream: MLB.tv, Direct Tv, YES Network DTC

MoneyLine: Yankees -169, Red Sox +144; over/under is 8 runs.

Pitching matchup: Gerrit Cole will start for the Yankees while the Boston have Garrett Whitlock as their starter.

In their overall record of 37-27, the New York Yankees have been particularly formidable at home with a 20-15 record. Impressively, the Yankees boast a remarkable 20-5 record in games where they have successfully prevented their opponents from hitting any home runs.

On the road, the Boston Red Sox have compiled a 14-16 record, contributing to their overall standing of 31-32. Notably, the Red Sox have found success, winning 24 out of 38 games, when they manage to register a minimum of eight hits.

Friday’s highly anticipated matchup marks the inaugural encounter of the season between these two esteemed clubs.

In their past ten games, the New York Yankees have showcased a strong performance, tallying a record of 6-4. With a batting average of .231 and an impressive 3.34 ERA, they have outscored their opponents by a notable margin of 19 runs.

Yankees to start with Gerrit Cole

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In the starts led by Cole this season, his team has performed admirably with a record of 8-5-0 against the spread. In his recent outing on Saturday, the talented right-hander went six innings, conceding just one earned run on four hits against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Remarkably, Cole has now delivered an impressive streak of 13 consecutive starts, lasting five innings or more.

Furthermore, out of his 13 starts this season, Cole has managed to keep opponents from scoring an earned run in four appearances, achieving a 13-out-of-13 success rate in this regard. Notably, when Cole takes the mound and his team is designated as the moneyline favorite, they have secured a strong record of 11-2.

Speaking of Cole’s starts overall, his team boasts an impressive 11-2 record for the season. As for the total runs in his 13 starts, five of them have surpassed the set over.

Yankees Injured List: Nestor Cortes Jr., Ryan Weber, Aaron Judge, Gerrit Cole, Greg Allen, Carlos Rodon, Harrison Bader, Ian Hamilton, Jonathan Loaisiga, Lou Trivino, Frankie Montas, Luis Gil, Scott Effross.

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