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New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox, 4/10/18: Season Series Opener

The Yankees will begin their first series of the season on Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park in a huge matchup.

  • New York Yankees (5-5)
  • Boston Red Sox (8-1)
  • American League, 7:10 p.m. ET, YES Network/ESPN
  • Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts 

In a matchup that is surely set up to be one of the best of the young season, the New York Yankees will faceoff against the Boston Red Sox for the first time of 2018 on Tuesday night.

Luis Severino will take the mound for the Yankees, going up against a Red Sox lineup that he dominated at Fenway Park.

In two starts in Fenway Park last season, Severino just allowed one run on seven hits over 14 innings. He dominated a team at home that is New York’s biggest rivals. You just have to hope Severino could work his same magic on Tuesday night against the same club.


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Last week against the Tampa Bay Rays, Severino lasted 7.1 innings and only surrendered two earned runs to build onto his solid start to the season.

Opposing Severino for Boston will be the man who placed one spot ahead of Severino for the AL Cy Young award, Chris Sale. Throughout his career, Sale has some pretty impressive numbers while facing the Bronx Bombers.

In career starts against New York, Sale is sporting a 1.81 ERA while leaving opposing batters batting only .193 against him. However, out of these 12 starts, Sale only has a 4-4 record which the Yankees could use in their favor.

Tuesday night certainly has the makeup to be one the premier pitching matchups we have seen all season.

Lineups

Player To Watch

Tyler Austin

Tuesday night’s player to watch has to be Tyler Austin, he still deserves respect for what he did against Chris Sale last season in Fenway Park, taking him deep over the Green Monster.

Austin is a highly underrated member of the Yankees roster and always seems to come in clutch when the Yankees need him the most, whether they are trailing or the game is tied.

Keep an eye out tonight for Tyler Austin to potentially have another big game against the Red Sox left-handed ace, Chris Sale.

 

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