New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox live stream info, TV channel, kick-off time and team news, expected line-ups, odds, predictions, game news: How to watch ALDS Game 1 on TV, Betting Tips, MLB online On Thursday, the Red Sox open up a four-game series against the Yankees at home. This could be viewed by many as one of the most important series of the baseball season. Despite the Red Sox going 6-4 in their last 10 games, both teams have cooled off a bit, which has kept the Yankees five games back of Boston in the AL East. The division is, to be frank, a nightmare to play in right now. To open this series, the Yankees will have CC Sabathia on the mound. Sabathia is 6-4 this season with a 3.53 ERA. He's going up against one of the scariest lineups in baseball. The Red Sox order boasts J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts, both of whom are having outstanding seasons. Andrew Benintendi is also having a solid year at the plate for the Red Sox. Winning this series would be huge for them, and it all starts with the first game.