Boston Red Sox Heavily Favored for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball for 3 Reasons

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Boston Red Sox Heavily Favored for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball for 3 Reasons
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The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are tied for first place in the American League East heading into their series finale on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. (ET) at historic Fenway Park.

Boston holds a significant 9-2 advantage over New York in the season series, including a 10-4 home victory on Saturday afternoon.

Oddsmakers expect a similar result in this one, placing Boston as a minus-155 home favorite due to the dominant pitching of Josh Beckett. The line reflects that he will not be matched up with CC Sabathia for the first time in four starts this year against the Yankees.

Let’s take a closer look at Beckett’s 2011 dominance of the Bronx Bombers.

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