Game 57: The Price is Right?

The New York Yankees look to take the rubber game of their series against the division rival Boston Red Sox.

For the Bombers, Michael Pineda looks to right the ship after a poor start against the Toronto Blue Jays. Pineda allowed five runs and 10 hits over just five innings. He hadn’t allowed more than three runs in nine starts. He currently sports a 4.73 ERA through 11 starts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox hope that lefty David Price can reverse his luck against the Yankees. Price pitched well in his June 3 start against Baltimore, allowing just three hits and one earned run through seven innings pitched. Boston’s $217 million man struggled against the Bombers last season, with just one win and a very inflated 7.89 ERA in five starts. Price’s 3.98 career ERA at Yankee Stadium is his third-worst at any American League ballpark.

Joe Girardi is sticking with the same lineup as last night. He decided to flip Aaron Hicks and Gary Sánchez so that Hicks’s high on-base percentage would lead to greater RBI opportunities for the heart of the order. After starting the first two games of the series, Deven Marrero will sit in favor of Pablo Sandoval at third base and Josh Rutledge at second base for the Red Sox.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox
  1. Mookie Betts – RF
  2. Andrew Benintendi – LF
  3. Xander Bogaerts – SS
  4. Mitch Moreland – 1B
  5. Hanley Ramírez – DH
  6. Jackie Bradley Jr. – CF
  7. Josh Rutledge – 2B
  8. Pablo Sandoval – 3B
  9. Christian Vázquez – C
New York Yankees
  1. Brett Gardner – LF
  2. Aaron Hicks – CF
  3. Aaron Judge – RF
  4. Matt Holliday – DH
  5. Starlin Castro – 2B
  6. Gary Sánchez – C
  7. Didi Gregorius – SS
  8. Chase Headley – 3B
  9. Chris Carter – 1B

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