With the Red Sox just one game ahead of the stacked New York Yankees, the two teams face off in the Bronx for a three game set.
We are half way through the 2018 season and the division race in the A.L. East has been everything we could have hoped for. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are separated by just one game. The Red Sox are tied with the Astros for the most wins in baseball. The Yankees are one back in the loss column and three wins back. To date, the teams have split six games against each other. The Yankees carry a better record against .500 or better teams. And they have the edge in strength of schedule .507 to .502. This head to head match-up is the third of six these two teams will have by the end of the season.
The series is the start of a nine game road trip for the Red Sox and a six game home-stand for the Yankees. The Sox will face the Washington Nationals and the Kansas City Royals next. The Yanks will host the Atlanta Braves. They then get on the road to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Barring a sweep, the teams should part ways within two games of each other. So this is far from a critical series in determining the outcome of the division. But it’s always exciting when the long standing rivals get to go at it when both are playing so well.
Regardless of how this series plays out, this weekend should be an incredibly entertaining one. It’s rare for them to meet this late in the season while both are among the very top echelon of playoff contenders. Whatever happens, fans should get their money’s worth!