Game 137: Ranaudo v. Kuroda

Anthony Ranaudo has a 6.57 FIP in three career starts. He has allowed four home runs in 18 IP, and he has walked more batters (9) than he has struck out (8). Only 31.1% of batted balls against Ranaudo are on the ground. Hitters are swinging and missing on 3.9% of his pitches, well below the league-average of 9.4%. Put that all together, and you have the pitcher that will be shutting out the Yankees tonight.

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Boston Red Sox New York Yankees
Brock Holt, 3B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Mookie Betts, CF Derek Jeter, SS
David Ortiz, DH Brett Gardner, LF
Yoenis Cespedes, LF Carlos Beltran, DH
Daniel Nava, RF Mark Teixeira, 1B
Allen Craig, 1B Brian McCann, C
Xander Bogaerts, SS Chase Headley, 3B
Christian Vazquez, C Stephen Drew, 2B
Jemile Weeks, 2B Ichiro Suzuki, RF
Anthony Ranaudo, SP Hiroki Kuroda, SP