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Apr 10, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) reacts with short stop Brock Holt (12) after hitting a grand slam during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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Red Sox Versus Yankees Giving Off A Blockbuster Vibe

Red Sox Versus Yankees Giving Off A Blockbuster Vibe, Rivalry Has The Chance To Reignite In The October Air

The Boston Red Sox will take on the New York Yankees in the ALDS starting on Friday night with the Yankees defeating the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card game on Wednesday night.

This Red Sox vs Yankees matchup is one that many fans in both Boston and New York have been calling for all season long with both American League East teams being good enough to win over 100 games this season apiece. New York however despite winning 100 games found themselves 8 games behind Boston’s 108 wins forcing them to play in the winner take all wild card game against Oakland.

Despite the 8-game advantage Boston possessed through the regular season, this ALDS is set to be a blockbuster affair that feels eerily similar to 2003. Instead of names like Derek Jeter and David Ortiz, it is names like Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts.

In 2018 Boston held the series head-to-head with a 10-9 record and winning 7 of 10 games at Fenway Park, a home-field advantage that they will maintain in the ALDS making this series a surefire full 5 game affair.

Boston’s game 1 starter is Chris Sale, and for New York, expending Luis Severino in the wild card game has forced first year manager Aaron Boone to go with J.A. Happ.

Both teams are led by first year managers in Boone and Alex Cora, and both have a roster filled with star players that have yet to find success in the post season as a whole. With both clubs poised for long-term success going forward, this 2018 ALDS showdown could very well be just the beginning of another Boston-New York Rivalry.

Overall my prediction is fairly simple, home team wins out. This mindset was very much the case during the regular season for both clubs head-to-head matchups and should remain much the same in the postseason with the Yankees already having a strong home showing in the Wild Card round.

Games 1 and 2 to Boston, 3 and 4 to New York, and then the pivotal game 5 back in Fenway Park. Boston will find their way into the ALCS, home field advantage should assure that, anything less is a failure.

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Tanner founded Trifecta Sports in Spring of 2016 and has grown it from a blog into a multi-faceted media entity. He covers the New England Revolution, Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston Cannons, New England Patriots, and the Providence College Friars.

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