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New York Yankees Series Preview: Showdown In Beantown

Elise Amendola, AP
Elise Amendola, AP

The greatest rivalry renews this weekend as the New York Yankees head on up to Boston with a clash with the Red Sox.

By Christian Kouroupakis

The New York Yankees are striving to avoid a third straight loss and are looking to turnaround this disappointing road trip that commenced with a 1-2 start in Texas.

The Bombers are also still looking to live up to their nickname as they have scored three runs or less in 13 of their last 15 contests and are 5-10 in that span.

Prior to Wednesdays loss to the Rangers, the Yankees’ offense scored three or fewer runs in 15 of the previous 20 games and were 3-12 those games.

The only two years the Yankees have scored three runs or less as much as they have this year was in 1966 and 1968. The ’66 Yankee team finished 70-89 and dead last in American League while the ’68 team finished fifth in the AL.

On the other side, the Red Sox are coming off a series in which they took 3-out-of-4 from the Atlanta Braves at Fenway.

The first match-up of the now-dimmed rivalry of 2016 begins tonight and Elite Sports NY has you covered on everything you want to know.