Yankees face the Red Sox with 2-1 series lead

Yankees vs. Red Sox

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It’s a crucial Game 4 of this series with the Yankees leading 2-1 going into the finals.

The Red Sox have improved after struggling earlier in the season but have been able to gain little ground against a Yankees team that continues to roll.

New York Yankees (61-24, 1st in AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (46-39, 2nd in AL East)

Boston; Sunday, 7:08 p.m EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES:
Yankees: Jameson Taillon (9-2, 3.63 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (8-6, 3.68 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 95 strikeouts)

LINE:
Yankees -131, Red Sox +111; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE:
The New York Yankees meet the Boston Red Sox, who lead the series 2-1. Boston is 46-39 overall and 22-20 at home. The Red Sox have gone 21-10 in games where they haven’t allowed home runs.

New York has a 61-24 record overall and a 27-15 record in road games. The Yankees have hit a total of 144 homers to lead the American League.

Sunday’s game will mark the seventh time these teams have met this season. The Yankees lead 4-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS:
Alex Verdugo has 17 doubles and six homers for the Red Sox. Trevor Story is 7-for-35 with a double and three homers in the last 10 games.

Aaron Judge has 14 doubles and 30 homers for the Yankees. Gleyber Torres is 14-to-37 with three doubles and five RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES:

Red Sox: 4-6, .253 batting average, 4.89 ERA, from 13 runs

Yankees: 6-4, .274 batting average, 3.31 ERA, from 33 runs

INJURIES:

Yankees: Ron Marinaccio: 15 days IL (shoulder), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 days IL (shoulder), Chad Green: 60 days IL (elbow), Ben Rortvedt: 60 days IL (oblique), Stephen Ridings: 60 days IL (shoulder), Domingo Germán: 60 days IL (shoulder), Zack Britton : 60 days IL (elbow)

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