Yankees big favorites over Red Sox in Tanaka's season debut
Sat, Aug 1st 8:06am EDT
Tanaka is clearly the Yankees No. 2 starter, but has waited this long to make his season debut after he was recovering from a line drive off his head in a simulated practice game. However, Tanaka's numbers against Boston leave something to be desired. He is 8-5 with a 5.76 ERA in 21 career starts against Boston. Last season, he was 0-1 with a 24.75 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox. Thus, it will be interesting to see if bettors back the underdogs given these trends, or rely on the fact that the Yankees have won four straight games, and also have won four straight against Boston.