MLB Betting: Price and Red Sox can continue Yankees domination

Red Sox pitcher David Price

Red Sox pitcher David Price

The Red Sox walloped the Yankees at Fenway Park, administering a 14-1 shellacking in the teams' first meeting of the year.

For the red-hot Red Sox, their statement was a 14-1 drubbing of the New York Yankees in the first matchup with their arch-rivals in Major League Baseball.

Staff ace Luis Severino allowed a run in the first, three in the second and another in the fourth inning to put the Yankees in a hole far too deep to climb out of against Chris Sale. He capped off Boston's offensive onslaught with a grand slam in the sixth inning, part of a nine-run explosion for Red Sox that inning.

A monster night by Mookie Betts kept the Red Sox rolling.

Betts went 4 for 4, scoring five runs and driving in four.

Boston's starting pitchers improved to 6-0 on the season.

Then there was Stanton who singled, doubled and struck out twice in four at-bats. Betts is 14-for-26 (.538) with two homers and six RBIs in seven games since the calendar turned to April.

In St. Louis, Matt Carpenter hit a two-run home run with no outs in the 11th inning to lift the Cardinals.

If all that ugliness wasn't enough, the 5-6 Yankees committed two errors and have made a dozen in 11 games this season.

In Minneapolis, Jake Odorizzi grinded through six innings for his first win with the Twins, and leadoff man Brian Dozier walked a career-high four times.

Eleven games into the season the Yankees already trail the AL East-leading Red Sox by 4 ½ lengths.

Both the Mets and the Red Sox boast 9-1 records and have achieved those marks with their pitching.

Aaron Judge, who entered the game 0-for-12 against Sale and was 3-for-36 (.083) with a homer and 14 strikeouts in nine games inside New England's living room, was the only Yankees hitter to make noise against the Red Sox lefty. He settled down after the second, allowing just one run over the next three innings.

Betts took a 94 mile-per-hour fastball on the inner-half from Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle and ripped it to left, past Giancarlo Stanton.

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg tossed eight innings of three-hit, shut-out ball in a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.

The 1-2-3 hitters for Boston - Betts, Andrew Benintendi and Ramirez ended the game on Tuesday 8-for-9, four base on balls, eight runs and nine runs batted in.

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