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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Pick & Prediction SEPTEMBER 24th 2022

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Every time Aaron Judge steps to the plate, the cell phones go up, as if the crowd expects him to homer on demand.

Fans have anticipated Judge's 61st homer for three games, but they still left happy after each of those contest because his team, the New York Yankees, won.

On Saturday afternoon, the Yankees and Judge will again oppose the visiting Boston Red Sox, and the slugger will make his latest attempt to match the American League home run record set by Roger Maris in 1961. New York also will seek a sixth straight win.

Since reaching 60 homers in the ninth inning on Tuesday, Judge is 3-for-10 with four walks to extend his on-base streak to 22 games. On Thursday, he hit a fly ball 404 feet to the warning track in center in the ninth inning off Boston's Matt Barnes. On Friday, Judge hit a fly ball to the track in left in his second at-bat against Rich Hill.

While the fans await Judge's record-tying homer, the Yankees (92-58) are on their best run since the All-Star break. Aaron Hicks and Gleyber Torres drove in a pair of runs apiece and Jose Trevino got the game-winning hit in the eighth inning of a 5-4 win over Boston on Friday, New York's 13th victory in 17 games.

"He's making good swing decisions," New York manager Aaron Boone said of Judge. "It's going to come. But it is a peek behind just how great a player he is, that when he doesn't hit the ball out of the ballpark, he's still impacting us in a big way -- getting on base, his outfield play, on the bases.

"So, with obviously all the noise around this and the excitement around this understandably, he's still going out there and just putting together good at-bat after good at-bat."

Judge takes an AL-best .315 average into Saturday, just ahead of the .314 mark of Boston's Xander Bogaerts. During his on-base streak, Judge is batting .449 (35-for-78) with 11 homers and 19 RBIs.

"He's one of the best in the game, if not the best," Hill said.

Bogaerts got a day off on Friday after going 0-for-5 on Thursday. In the latest defeat, the Red Sox were unable to score after Alex Verdugo hit a tying homer in the sixth inning. Boston struck out 12 times and dropped to 6-11 in the season series.

Judge will take his next crack at 61 vs. Nick Pivetta (10-11, 4.35 ERA), against whom he is 5-for-11 with two homers.

Pivetta is 0-2 with a 9.64 ERA in four starts against the Yankees this season, having allowed eight homers in 18 2/3 innings. Judge took him deep for his 32nd homer on July 16 in New York and his 56th homer on Sept. 13 in Boston.

Pivetta is 0-3 with an 8.78 ERA in seven career appearances (six starts) against the Yankees and is 0-3 with an 11.57 in three career starts in New York.

Overall, Pivetta is 2-6 with a 5.83 ERA in his past 14 starts. However, he earned a win on Sunday when he allowed three runs in five innings of a 13-3 victory over the visiting Kansas City Royals.

Domingo German (2-3, 3.12 ERA), who has pitched 2 2/3 innings in two appearances since Sept. 7, will start for the Yankees on Saturday.

German is 2-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 career appearances (nine starts) against the Red Sox, whom he held to one run on five hits in six innings in a no-decision on Aug. 12 at Boston.

--Field Level Media

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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Recap SEP 24TH 2022

Anthony Rizzo belted a two-run homer to snap a tie in the seventh inning to lift the host New York Yankees to a 7-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

Aaron Judge went 0-for-3 with a walk to remain at 60 homers on the season for the Yankees, who have won six in a row.

Judge struck out on three pitches against Boston's Nick Pivetta in his first at-bat, flied out to center field in the third and walked in the fifth. He struck out in the seventh inning on a check swing against John Schreiber (3-4) that drew derision from the sellout crowd of 47,611 toward first base umpire Chris Conroy.

Judge's second strikeout occurred two pitches before Rizzo hit a two-run homer off Schreiber to the center field pavilion above New York's bullpen.

Judge reached basended the day with a .314 batting average, one point behind Boston's Xander Bogaerts for the AL lead.

Rookie Oswaldo Cabrera belted a two-run homer and Gleyber Torres had a solo shot off Pivetta, who allowed 10 homers in five starts against the Yankees this season.

New York's Domingo German pitched five innings and allowed a solo homer to rookie Triston Casas and a two-run shot to Reese McGuire in Boston's three-run second inning. German struck out five and walked two.

Zack Britton issued three walks in his season debut, including a bases-loaded free pass to Casas.

Lucas Luetge (4-4) allowed a tying single to Alex Verdugo in the seventh before striking out Enrique Hernandez.

After Luetge put the first two on in the seventh, Clarke Schmidt stranded two in the eighth. Scott Effross loaded the bases in the ninth before recording his third save of the season.

New York (93-58) won a sixth straight game for the first time since its nine-game run June 9-18. It also won for the 14th time in 18 games.

Pivetta allowed five runs on six hits in five innings for Boston (72-79). He struck out eight and walked four.

Torres staked New York to a 1-0 lead by driving a 3-0 fastball into the left field seats for his 24th homer.

Casas hit his fourth career homer by lining a 2-2 curveball to left for a 2-1 Boston lead and two batters later McGuire blasted a 1-0 fastball into the right-center field seats just over Judge's leaping try.

After Kiner-Falefa's RBI single got the Yankees within 3-2, Judge flew out to center. The Yankees took a 4-3 lead when Cabrera hit a 1-1 slider into the right-center field seats.

Following Judge walk in the fifth, New York opened a 5-3 lead on Donaldson's single before an infield single by Bogaerts set up Verdugo's tying hit.

--Field Level Media

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