New York's LeMahieu puts 11-game hit streak on the line against Red Sox

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Posted9/19/2020 7:00 AM

New York Yankees (30-21, second in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (19-33, fifth in the AL East)

Boston; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

PITCHING PROBABLES: New York: J.A. Happ (1-2, 3.96 ERA) Boston: Chris Mazza (1-1, 5.57 ERA)

LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: DJ LeMahieu is riding an 11-game hitting streak as New York readies to play Boston.

The Red Sox are 11-24 against AL East opponents. The Boston offense has compiled a .263 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the American League. Alex Verdugo leads the team with a mark of .328.

The Yankees have gone 21-13 against division opponents. New York's team on-base percentage of .340 leads the American League. LeMahieu leads the lineup with an OBP of .423.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 26 extra base hits and is batting .286.

LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 58 hits and is batting .367.

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INJURIES: Red Sox: Andrew Triggs: (nerve irritation), Josh Taylor: (shoulder), Chris Sale: (elbow), Eduardo Rodriguez: (heart), Kyle Hart: (hip), Zack Godley: (elbow), Austin Brice: (right lat), Colten Brewer: (finger), Alex Verdugo: (hamstring), Andrew Benintendi: (rib), Dustin Pedroia: (knee), Yairo Munoz: (back).

Yankees: Luis Severino: (elbow), James Paxton: (forearm), Tommy Kahnle: (forearm).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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