Blue Jays meet Red Sox with 1-0 series lead


Toronto Blue Jays (66-55, third in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (60-63, fifth in the AL East)

Boston; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (9-5, 5.39 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 117 strikeouts); Red Sox: Brayan Bello (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Blue Jays -175, Red Sox +148; over/under is 9 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays meet the Boston Red Sox leading the series 1-0.

Boston is 29-31 in home games and 60-63 overall. Red Sox batters have a .405 collective slugging percentage to rank fifth in the AL.

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Toronto is 30-30 on the road and 66-55 overall. Blue Jays batters are batting .262, the team’s second-best batting average in MLB play.

The teams play Wednesday for the 15th time this season. The Blue Jays lead the season series 11-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers had 25 homers, 32 walks and 64 RBIs while hitting .300 for the Red Sox. Christian Arroyo is 13 for 40 with three doubles and six RBIs over the last 10 games.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 26 homers, 45 walks and 75 RBIs while hitting .283 for the Blue Jays. George Springer is 12 for 20 with two doubles, a triple and five RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .265 batting average, 5.11 ERA, outscored by eight runs

Blue Jays: 6-4, .248 batting average, 2.63 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

INJURIES: Red Sox: Xander Bogaerts: Day to Day (Back), Tommy Pham: Day to Day (Back), Nathan Eovaldi: 15 Days IL (Shoulder), Eric Hosmer: 10 Days IL (Back), Chris Sale: IL 60 days (finger), Tanner Houck: IL 15 days (back), Brayan Bello: IL 15 days (groin), Trevor Story: IL 10 days (hand), Tyler Danish: 15- Day IL (elbow), Josh Taylor : 60 days IL (back), James Paxton: 60 days IL (elbow)

Blue Jays: Julian Merryweather: 60 days IL (side), Tayler Saucedo: 60 days IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 days IL (forearm), Nate Pearson: 60 days IL (mono)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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