The Red Sox and Yankees both rank in the top seven in baseball in runs scored (Boston 4th, NY 7th), home runs (NY 1st, Boston 7th) and slugging (NY 1st, Boston 4th).
However, while the Yankees have their big hitters healthy and playing well, the Red Sox do not. Adrian Gonzalez is a singles hitter right now, Dustin Pedroia is out and Will Middlebrooks has not played since June 1 with a hamstring issue.
In their last game, Boston's outfield was Daniel Nava - Ryan Kalish - Cody Ross. Ross has been good for the long ball, with 12 home runs, but Nava has cooled off. The infield featured Mauro Gomez and Nick Punto, with a combined batting average under .180.
While Boston's second baseman Pedroia is out, New York's is tearing it up. Robinson Cano is coming off a June which saw him hit 11 home runs and bat .340. While he only has one homer in July, he is hitting at an inhuman .471 clip.