7:07 pm
April 27

Red Sox @ Blue Jays

Who will WIN this matchup?

Boston Red Sox (7-11)

@ Toronto Blue Jays (12-6)


Starting Pitchers:

Wacha (BOS): 1-0; 1.88 ERA

Stripling (TOR) 0-0; 4.50 ERA


Current odds:

Boston Red Sox: (+125)

Toronto Blue Jays: (-147)


• The starting line-up for the Red Sox is as follows:


• The starting line-up for the Blue Jays is as follows:


• The Toronto Blue Jays will try to continue their dominance over the visiting Boston Red Sox Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series. The Blue Jays won their fourth in a row against the Red Sox on Tuesday night, with the home run again playing a big part. George Springer tied the game with a two-run home run in the eighth inning and Raimel Tapia’s sacrifice fly won it in the 10th. Bo Bichette hit a tiebreaking eighth-inning grand slam in the opener on Monday in Toronto’s 6-2 win.

• The only Red Sox victory so far between the American League rivals was a 2-1 decision in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park on April 19.

• If there was some encouragement to be gained for the Red Sox on Tuesday, it was that their slumping bats showed signs of life in a four-run eighth inning. That gave Boston a 5-2 lead that the bullpen could not hold.

• A spark in Boston’s eighth-inning rally came in the form of a leadoff single by Rafael Devers, who entered as a pinch hitter after being given a scheduled day off.

• Boston entered Tuesday’s game having scored only 18 runs in their previous eight games.

• Right-hander Michael Wacha (1-0, 1.88 ERA) will start for Boston against Toronto right-hander Ross Stripling (0-0, 4.50). In four career games (three starts) against Toronto, Wacha is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA. Stripling is 2-3 with a 7.50 ERA in six career starts against Boston.

• After making two one-inning relief appearances to open the season, Stripling will make his third start. He did not factor in the decision Friday when he allowed three runs in four innings in a 4-3 win over the host Houston Astros. He allowed his three runs in the third.

StreakSmarter Pick
Toronto Blue Jays