BOTTOM LINE: Boston’s Martinez puts 13-game hit streak on the line against Yankees.
The Red Sox are 18-10 against AL East opponents. Boston ranks third in the majors in hitting with a .256 batting average, Xander Bogaerts leads the team with an average of .321.
The Yankees have gone 17-21 against division opponents. New York has hit 98 home runs this season, seventh in the league. Aaron Judge leads the club with 16, averaging one every 15.9 at-bats.
The Red Sox won the last meeting 6-5. Matt Barnes recorded his second victory and Marwin Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Boston. Luis Cessa registered his first loss for New York.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 18 home runs and is batting .280.
DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 74 hits and has 25 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .263 batting average, 5.18 ERA, outscored by 12 runs