A rainy suspension three months ago left the table served for what will be a marathon of rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox this Sunday.
The rivals will finish their weekend series with a double game that will have great importance in the race for the leadership of the East of the American League.
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Rick Porcello (4-11, 4.75 EFEC) will begin at 1:05 pm ET for Boston. The right comes from his best performance of the year, allowing a career in what was his eighth complete game in his career. It was not enough in St. Petersburg, as they were 1-0 defeated by the Rays.
The left-hander C.C. Sabathia (7-1, 3.81 EFEC) will climb the ridge in a rash decision after the Yankees and Red Sox played 16 innings Saturday. Sabathia comes from his shortest out of the year, 2.2 innings and four runs allowed, in the loss to the Brewers on June 4. He’s 14-13 in his career against the Red Sox, and 5-5 at Fenway Park.
Boston left-hander David Price (4-2, 3.91 EFEC) will be coming off the night game, scheduled for 8:35 pm. Price was on before the All-Star, allowing two clean runs in his last 15 innings, with four quality starts.
After a complicated first half, Masahiro Tanaka will try to regain his form in the second part of the year. Tanaka went on to have six losses in a row, but came to the break with two wins in three starts.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said Brock Holt could be available for Sunday’s second game. Holt has been dealing with vertigo and has been rehabilitating himself in Pawtucket (Triple A).
What you need to know about this game:
• Returning to Fenway Park may help the staggering Tanaka. It had its best presentation of the year in its last visit to Boston, allowing three hits in a laundering the 27 of April.
• Price is more familiar with the Yankees than any other franchise in the Elderly. The left-hander has measured up to the “Bronx Bombers” 37 times, and is 14-11 ahead of them. As a member of the Red Sox, he has 1-4, 8.42 EFEC in six outings to New York.
• Jacoby Ellsbury has continued to make the most of Porcello when he faces it. The center fielder is 34-12 before him, with four homers in his career.