It can be April, it can be May, or it can be October. When the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox play each other, fans tune in. The two American League East division rivals begin a three-game set this weekend at Fenway Park and own the top three spots in highest average ticket prices throughout Major League Baseball this week according to TicketNetwork.com.
As much attention as there will be on that series, there is quality baseball being played all throughout the league, and as a result, MLB tickets are hot over the upcoming week.
Most Expensive: 5/2/2015 | Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | Fenway Park | Average Price: $154.27 | Get-in Price: $41
Most Expensive: 5/1/2015 | Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | Fenway Park | Average Price: $132.22 | Get-in Price: $37
Most Expensive: 5/3/2015 | Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | Fenway Park | Average Price: $130.74 | Get-in Price: $40
The American League East division is tight from top to bottom, with the last place Toronto Blue Jays only two games behind the surprise division-leading Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees (11-8) and Red Sox (10-9) are separated by one game, but the Yankees are streaking, playing their best baseball of the young season. New York is 8-2 in their last ten games (as of 4/27), and most recently took two of three against the MLB-leading and cross-town rival New York Mets. Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have provided the pop for the Yankees, syncing well with the pitching staff that is starting to take form. The Red Sox have lost four of their last five, but have one of the more potent lineups in baseball that can keep them in any game. Boston has lost their last two series, going 1-2 in each one against the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays.
The most expensive tickets of the three-game set are for Saturday’s day game, when Fenway Park will be packed to the brim with fans from both teams. Without question, this should be another exciting installment of baseball’s most celebrated rivalry.
5/2/2015 | Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies | Marlins Ballpark | Average Price: $91.38 | Get-in: $22
After a sluggish start to the season, the Miami Marlins have picked it up and are now winners of five straight ballgames. They’re coming off a sweep of the Washington Nationals, the team that was heavily favored to win the NL East division this year. The Marlins turnaround is mainly due to their bats, as the team has produced 32 runs in their past five games. In the last seven days, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has hit three home runs with six RBI, and is starting to reach mid-season form after struggling a bit out of the gate. The Phillies, meanwhile, were projected to finish last in the division, but have done everything they can thus far to stay afloat.
5/2/2015 | St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | Busch Stadium | Average Price: $89.38 | Get-in: $16
The St. Louis Cardinals were the biggest losers on Saturday night, when it was announced that their starting ace, Adam Wainwright, would most likely be out for the season with an Achilles injury. Stumbling out of the batter’s box during the fifth inning, Wainwright needed to be helped off the field and was wearing a walking boot after the game. All signs are pointing to season-ending surgery, and if that’s the case, the Cardinals will have to deal with a significant blow to their roster. The Pirates have shaken off their slow start, going 8-2 in their last 10 games, including a five-game win streak. Both teams were expected to compete for first place in the NL Central and that’s been exactly the case through April.