Toronto Blue Jays (66-55, 3rd in AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (60-63, 5th in AL East)
Boston; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBES: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (9-5, 5.39 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 117 strikeouts); Red Sox: Brayan Bello (0-0)
FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Blue Jays -175, Red Sox +148; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
CONCLUSION: The Toronto Blue Jays meet the Boston Red Sox, who lead the series 1-0.
Boston has a 29-31 record in home games and a 60-63 record overall. Red Sox sluggers have a collective .405 slugging percentage to finish fifth in the AL.
Toronto has gone 30-30 on the road and 66-55 overall. The Blue Jays hitters collectively hit .262, the second best team batting average in MLB play.
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The teams play Wednesday for the 15th time this season. The Blue Jays lead the season streak 11-3.
TOP PERFORMER: Rafael Devers has 25 home runs, 32 walks and 64 RBI while hitting .300 for the Red Sox. Christian Arroyo is 13-for-40 with three doubles and six RBI in the last 10 games.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 26 home runs, 45 walks and 75 RBI while batting .283 for the Blue Jays. George Springer is 12-to-20 with two doubles, a triple and five RBI in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .265 batting average, 5.11 ERA, surpassed by eight runs
Blue Jays: 6-4, .248 batting average, 2.63 ERA, outperformed opponents by 13 runs
INJURIES: Red Sox: Xander Bogaerts: Everyday (back), Tommy Pham: Everyday (back), Nathan Eovaldi: 15-day IL (shoulder), Eric Hosmer: 10-day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60 days IL (fingers), Tanner Houck: 15-day IL (back), Brayan Bello: 15-day IL (groin), Trevor Story: 10-day IL (hand), Tyler Danish: 15-day IL (elbow), Josh Taylor: 60 -Days IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Days IL (elbows)
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)
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.
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