All the information you need on how to watch or listen to the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees in a Nationally televised game Sunday night.
The Boston Red Sox (78-34) look to complete a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees (68-41) on Sunday Night Baseball.
Boston broke out the bats to clobber the Yankees in the first game of the series. Steve Pearce led the 15-run onslaught with three home runs. The next two games were all about pitching. Rick Porcello tossed a masterful 86-pitch complete game in which he allowed only one run. Nathan Eovaldi followed up with eight shutout innings. The new addition to the Red Sox rotation has now thrown 18 scoreless innings in two starts since joining the club, the third longest active streak in the majors.
Sunday night, the Yankees look to salvage this series by turning to Masahiro Tanaka, who is working on a 17 1/3 inning scoreless streak of his own. The right-hander is 8-4 with a 4.18 ERA in his career against Boston.
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To cap off the sweep, the Red Sox will need a solid outing from David Price. The lefty has allowed 12 earned runs over 4 1/3 innings in his two starts against the Yankees this season. The damage at the hands of the Bronx Bombers has left a stain on Price’s season, allowing his haters to chirp about another disappointing year in which he’s failed to live up to his lucrative contract.
Except it really hasn’t been a bad year, only a couple of bad starts. Take away those two meltdowns against the Yankees and Price owns a 3.20 ERA against everyone else. Yet his critics only seem to care about what he does against New York. He can silence those doubters with a quality start against the reeling Yankees.
The Red Sox enter the night with an 8.5 game lead in the AL East. A sweep would bury the Yankees in the standings and cripple their confidence. Not only would a near double-digit lead be nearly insurmountable at this point of the season but it would leave the Yankees doubting if they can beat their rivals.
You don’t want to miss any of the action as the Red Sox look to put away the Yankees, so we’re here to let you know where you can watch or listen to the game Sunday night!
Date: Sunday, August 5
First Pitch: 8:00 p.m. EST
Stadium: Fenway Park
Location: Boston, MA
Starting Pitchers: David Price vs Masahiro Tanaka
Radio: WEEI (93.7 FM in Boston – check here for local WEEI coverage in New England)
Make sure to follow @BoSoxInjection on Twitter for live updates and commentary during the game!