Historic Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., will be the site for yet another crucial series clincher between these bitter MLB rivals.
First pitch for Game 3 of this series is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. EST (5:10 p.m. PST) and it’ll be broadcast live on ESPN.
A free live stream feed of this ESPN Sunday Night Game is also be available on Watch ESPN and will begin shortly after the top of the hour.
For the visiting (63-59) New York Yankees, they start the day sitting in fourth place in the American League East and in desperate need of wins as time is running out on their playoff hopes.
Trailing Boston by 8½ games, the pinstripes can all but kiss the AL East division goodbye, as their best chances will lie on their ability to chase down five teams in the Wild Card standings.
Currently six games behind with 40 games to play in the regular season, its do-or-die time for the Yanks, but there's hope.
With Alfonso Soriano leading the way, the "Bronx Bombers" come in winners of six of their last 10 games and their offense is finally showing signs of life.
Having that said, with all the distractions going on around Alex Rodriguez, sneaking into the MLB postseason will be an uphill battle and a true test of Joe Girardi's managerial skills.
For the hosting (73-52) Boston Red Sox, they're right where they want to be this time of year. Leading the division by 2 games over the Tampa Bay Rays, this team is in a position to control its own destiny as the season winds down.
With a chance to deliver a devastating blow to the Yankees' playoff hopes, Red Sox skipper John Farrell sends RHP Ryan Dempster (6-8, 4.50 ERA) to the mound to take on a struggling LHP CC Sabathia (10-10, 4.66 ERA).
MLB odds makers give the nod to the home team in the rubber match, listing the Red Sox as betting [-120] favorites over the Yankees [+110] this evening.
The OVER/UNDER for this NY Yankees vs Boston Red Sox live stream game is set at a combined total of 9 runs and alternate lines go as follows: Yankees +1½ [-195] vs. Red Sox +1½ [+165].