One of the most heated rivalries in all of sports gets renewed for the first time in 2017, as the Boston Red Sox play host to the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Game 1 of the three-game series:
Yankees vs. Red Sox Viewing Info
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Start Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
TV Channel, Yankees Market: YES
TV Channel, Red Sox Market: NESN
TV Channel, National: MLB Network
Live Stream: MLB At Bat (MLB Network telecast), DirecTV Now (MLB Network telecast), MLB.tv (Blackouts apply for Yankees and Red Sox markets)
Pitching Probables & Preview
The Red Sox, who have gotten off to a slower start than expected but still sit at 11-8, will send Rick Porcello to the hill.
The defending Cy Young hasn’t looked sharp so far this season, allowing 31 hits, five home runs and 14 earned runs through 23.2 innings, giving him a 5.32 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. Of course, a large chunk of those numbers can be attributed to a brutal start against Tampa Bay in which he gave up four homers and eight earned, and he did look better his last time out against Toronto.
Last year against the Yanks, Porcello went 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 1.00 WHIP, striking out 17 through 22.0 innings.
New York, which enters the series a half-game up on Boston in the standings but is just 3-6 on the road, will counter with Luis Severino. The hard-throwing 23-year-old can be electric (27 strikeouts through 20.0 innings this season), but he has also given up at least one home run in each of his starts (four total), pushing his ERA to 4.05.
Of course, both pitchers will be in for a difficult test. New York leads the AL in OPS, while Boston dominated the same category last year.