New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
Date and Time: Friday, July 16,2021 7:08AM
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Prediction: New York Yankees
Bookmaker: 1xbet

Boston was drubbed in the middle game of their set with the Rays having alternated wins and losses in their last six games. The Red Sox holding a half-game edge over the Rays in the AL East picture.

Boston finished with six hits Wednesday with no player recording more than one. Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts each drove in a run for the Red Sox but it wasn’t enough in the game. Garrett Richards (4-5) took the loss on the mound as he was roughed up in his outing. He allowed five runs (four earned) on three hits with four walks and no strikeouts over 1.2 innings of work.

Martin Perez takes the hill for the Red Sox as he logs his 15th start of the year in this contest. He comes in 5-4 with a 4.32 ERA, a 1.395 WHIP, 24 walks and 57 strikeouts over 65.2 innings of work on the year. Perez earned the win in his last start.

Boston is right in the thick of the AL East race depending on how their game Thursday pans out but the fact remains that Perez has had his struggles on the mound. Sure, he has a winning record but that is more based on the fact that he is getting 4.88 runs of support per start this season. German has been up and down this season with his share of struggles in his last few turns through the rotation.

New York has been putting up some better offensive numbers of late and German has pitched solidly enough against Boston in his career. You can’t rely on Perez at Fenway Park this year and that gives the visiting Bronx Bombers the advantage in this contest.

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