Yankees vs. Red Sox Head to Head
This will be the 23rd meeting between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox this season. The two teams met nineteen times during the regular season, and the Red Sox held a slim 10-9 advantage over their rival. With their two wins against the Yankees this season, Boston now leads the series, 12-10.
Yankees vs. Red Sox Stats
The New York Yankees managed just five hits in the game three loss to the Red Sox. Outfielder Aaron Judge
has been the best Yankees hitter in this series, going six for thirteen including a pair of home runs. Veteran left-hander CC Sabathia
had a solid 2018 season for the Yankees. Sabathia went 9-7 with a 3.65 earned run average through 29 starts.
With their big night in game three of the series, the Red Sox offense has now put up impressive numbers. Boston is hitting .295 as a team against the Yankees and they are averaging more than ten hits per game. Game four starter Rick Porcello went 17-7 with a 4.28 earned run average during the regular season.
Yankees vs. Red Sox News
This series marks the eighth time that the Yankees have faced a 2-1 deficit in the ALDS
. New York has rallied to force a game five in four of those situations and came back to win the series twice. The Yankees are hoping that this isn’t the last time Sabathia makes a start for them, as he is a free agent at the end of the season.
In game three, Red Sox infielder Brock Holt became the first player to ever hit for the cycle in a postseason game. Holt completed the feat with a 9th inning home run off of Yankees reliever Austin Romine. The Red Sox offense will look to stay hot against CC Sabathia in this game.