MLB: a duel between eternal rivals
One of the sport’s biggest rivalries will take center stage on Tuesday night, when the New York Yankees and Boston Red Soxs face off in the game that will determine the American League’s runner-up.
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“It will be a very pleasant game. There’s going to be a ton of action, ”said Yankees star Aaron Judge, whose comments were reported by the Major League Baseball website.
“We know they will play their best baseball and we will do the same. It will be another chapter in the big rivalry between our two teams. ”
This duel will be presented at the home of the Red Sox, who have had the best on the Bronx Bombardiers this season.
« We will be ready, » said manager Alex Cora. It should be a lot of fun. I think it’s good for baseball. Our fans will show up on Tuesday and we will make Fenway Park feel like home. ”
A whole duel of starters
Aware that this is a one-to-one clash, the two clubs will send their pitcher ace to the mound.
Among the Yankees, Gerrit Cole (16-8) will try to regain the touch. The veteran has maintained a 2-2 record and a 6.15 earned-run average in his last five outings. He did, however, allow his team to defeat the Sox on September 24, giving three runs and five hits in six innings of work.
For their part, the Red Sox will send Nathan Eovaldi (11-9) into the fray. The 31-year-old gunner got six starts against the Yankees in 2021 and allowed two earned runs or less in those first five matches. He was, however, given a rough ride by allowing seven points and as many hits from a safe place the last time he played against the Big Apple club.
On each side, some players will try to continue their excellent momentum. In the Red Sox court, Rafael Devers hit the ball to safety four times in five batting appearances and slammed two homers in his last game of the regular season. He was also the one who produced his own three points against Cole on September 24.
We will also have to watch Giancarlo Stanton in the Yankees. He sent the ball out of bounds three times and produced 10 points in his team’s final three-game series against Massachusetts. Judge is also not to be overlooked, having maintained a .325 batting average in his last 12 outings.
The winner of this duel will find the Tampa Bay Rays in the divisional series, while the loser will have to wait until 2022 to return to baseball.