Yankees vs. Red Sox odds 2017: AL East rivals begin key series at Fenway on Friday

The Boston Red Sox are 11-2 through their first 13 games in the month of August. The Red Sox will try to keep their roll going at home against the New York Yankees in a three-game series starting on Friday night.

Boston is a -140 home betting favorite in the series opener at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Drew Pomeranz will get the start for the Red Sox facing Jordan Montgomery and the Yankees as +120 road underdogs.

The Red Sox have won each of their last five series including taking two of three games in the Bronx from the Yankees last weekend. Since the start of its current 12-2 run, Boston is averaging 6.07 runs per game on offense while giving up only 3.57 runs per game.

Even with David Price sidelined for most of the season with an injury, the Red Sox starters have managed to post a 4.03 ERA, good for third best in the American League behind Cleveland and Tampa Bay.

Reynosa, Mexico and Maracaibo, Venezuela are the two teams that get things started on the international side of the bracket, with a 1 p.m. ET game at Volunteer Stadium, representing Mexico and Latin America, respectively.

The U.S. side of the bracket starts at 3 p.m., with Holbrook Little League Marcus Williams Jerseys
from Jackson, NJ — representing the Mid-Atlantic — battles the team from Fairfield, Conn., representing New England. They play at Lamade Stadium.

New York Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier, a New Jersey native Josh Hamilton Jerseys
and Little League World Series alum himself, has a definite rooting interest in Game 2:

While Chris Sale is the clear star of the pitching staff, Pomeranz has also put together an excellent season with 12 wins and a 3.39 ERA. The Red Sox are 11-4 over his last 15 starts per the OddsShark MLB Database.

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