Blue Jays take on Red Sox after Hernandez 4-game hit


Boston Red Sox (75-83, fifth in AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (89-69, second in AL East)

Toronto; Sunday, 1:37 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Red Sox: Michael Wacha (11-1, 3.06 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 100 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (12-10, 3.30 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 201 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Blue Jays -190, Red Sox +160; over/under is 8 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays take on the Boston Red Sox after Teoscar Hernandez had four hits against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Toronto is 46-34 at home and 89-69 overall. Blue Jays batters are batting .263, the team’s best batting average in MLB.

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Boston is 35-45 in road games and 75-83 overall. The Red Sox are 51-21 in games when they have scored five or more points.

The teams will face off on Sunday for the 19th time this season. The Blue Jays lead the season series 15-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had 35 doubles and 31 home runs while hitting .274 for the Blue Jays. George Springer is 13 for 39 with a triple and four homers in the last 10 games.

Alex Verdugo has 39 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs and 74 RBIs for the Red Sox. Triston Casas is 11 for 29 with a double and three homers in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 5-5, .265 batting average, 3.54 ERA, beat opponents by 10 runs

Red Sox: 3-7, .234 batting average, 6.51 ERA, outscored by 23 runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Santiago Espinal: 10 day IL (oblique), Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: 10 day IL (hamstring), Tayler Saucedo: 60 day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 day IL (fore- arm), Nate Pearson: 60-day IL (mono)

Red Sox: Trevor Story: 10 days IL (heel), Garrett Whitlock: 15 days IL (hip), Franchy Cordero: 60 days IL (ankle), Kutter Crawford: 15 days IL (shoulder), Tanner Houck: 60 days IL ( back), Eric Hosmer: 10 days IL (back), Chris Sale: 60 days IL (finger), Josh Taylor: 60 days IL (back), James Paxton: 60 days IL (elbow)

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

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