Play of the Day for Sun., April 13, 2008

Apr 13, 2008 8:15 PM


Boston (-145) vs NY Yankees (9½)

The linesmakers in Vegas are still being generous in total runs regarding the Yankees, who are 11-1 in under results. New York will pitch Phil Hughes, who in his only start of the season lost a 5-2 decision to Kansas City. The Yankees are 1-1 in the three-game series at Fenway, scoring seven runs. New York has been held to four runs or less by opposing pitchers 10 times in 12 games.

Meanwhile, Boston’s offensive woes center on David Ortiz, whose batting average has yet to climb above .100 through 12 games. The Sox managed a season-high 12 runs Thursday against Detroit, but have scored just five in this series. Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his fourth start and Boston is a perfect 3-0 in his outings. The opposition has scored just six runs in games Matsuzaka has started so we see another close, low-scoring game tonight in the Boston chill. UNDER 9½.