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    Two of baseball’s most consistent hitters face off when the New York Yankees (90-58) and the Boston Red Sox (72-76) meet at 7:15 PM ET on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. Aaron Judge has a .317 batting average (third in MLB) for the favored Yankees (-170), while Xander Bogaerts ranks third in MLB play hitting .317 this season for the underdog Red Sox (+145). New York’s Jameson Taillon and Boston’s Michael Wacha pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Yankees vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 22, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: The Bronx, New York
    • Stadium: Yankee Stadium
    Yankees vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Yankees -170 8.5

    Yankees Stats & Trends

    Yankees Batting

    • The New York Yankees have hit a league-leading 236 home runs, averaging 1.6 per game.
    • The Yankees are 16th in MLB with a .241 batting average.
    • The Yankees rank fifth in baseball with a .324 on-base percentage.
    • The Yankees strike out 8.5 times per game to rank 16th in baseball.
    • The Yankees average 1.7 homers per home game this season (128 total at home).
    • The Yankees are slugging .442 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club is batting .240 with 579 hits (7.8 per game) at home this season.

    Yankees Key Batters

    • Judge leads New York with 169 hits and an OBP of .421, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .705.
    • Among all qualified batters, Judge is third in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is first in slugging.
    • Judge has picked up at least one hit in 11 straight games. During his last 10 games he is batting .500 with four doubles, five home runs, eight walks and 10 RBI.
    • Anthony Rizzo has 20 doubles, a triple, 31 home runs and 55 walks while hitting .226.
    • Rizzo ranks 122nd in batting average, 53rd in on-base percentage and 17th in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Gleyber Torres has collected 125 base hits, an OBP of .304 and a slugging percentage of .445 this season.
    • Torres has picked up a hit in 10 games in a row. In his last 10 games he is hitting .400 with three doubles, four home runs, three walks and 14 RBI.
    • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has been key for New York with 120 hits, an OBP of .318 plus a slugging percentage of .331.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox rank 21st in Major League Baseball with 139 home runs.
    • The Red Sox have a team batting average of .259 this season, which ranks fourth among MLB teams.
    • The Red Sox have an OBP of .321 this season, which ranks sixth in MLB.
    • The Red Sox rank 17th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 74 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .383 in away games this season with 219 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .248 with 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers has racked up 151 hits, a team-high for the Red Sox.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Devers’ batting average is 17th, his on-base percentage is 31st, and he is eighth in slugging.
    • Devers enters this game on a six-game hitting streak. In his last 10 games he is batting .341 with two doubles, two home runs, four walks and 11 RBI.
    • Bogaerts leads his team with a .385 on-base percentage, and has a club-high .471 slugging percentage.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Bogaerts ranks third in batting average, seventh in on-base percentage and 29th in slugging percentage.
    • Alex Verdugo is hitting .280 with 35 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 39 walks.
    • J.D. Martinez has 40 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 49 walks while batting .271.

    Yankees vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Taillon Wacha
    29 GS 20
    13-5 W-L 11-1
    4.04 ERA 2.61
    158.0 IP 114.0
    29 BB 26
    132 SO 92

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