[3:05 PM] Blue Jays @ Red Sox

Who will WIN this matchup?

Toronto Blue Jays (88-73)

@ Boston Red Sox (93-68)


Starting Pitchers:

Sanchez (TOR): 14-2; 3.06 ERA

Price (BOS) 17-9; 4.04 ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Toronto Blue Jays: 6-4

Boston Red Sox: 5-5


Current odds:

Toronto Blue Jays: (+115)

Boston Red Sox: (-125)


ESPN simulations have Toronto as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Boston to win as (XX) favorites.

There will be plenty still at stake when David Ortiz plays his final regular-season home game as the Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. The Blue Jays are tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the American League wild card lead while the Red Sox are still trying to figure out where they will begin Ortiz’s final postseason.

Toronto would have loved to save Sanchez for the wild card game but instead will need to burn their ace in the regular-season finale. He has more than doubled his previous career high for innings in a major-league season and is still going strong with two runs allowed and 15 strikeouts in 12 innings over his last two starts. Sanchez was not as sharp against Boston on Sept. 11, when he was lit up for six runs on five hits and four walks over 3 2/3 innings.

Price is making his final tune-up before a likely Game 2 start against Cleveland in the ALDS and is trying to prove that his last start, when he allowed six runs and 12 hits – three home runs – at New York, was a fluke. The former Cy Young Award winner had gone nine starts without a loss before the dud on Tuesday. Price, who helped the Blue Jays to the postseason last year, is 1-1 with a 2.66 ERA in three starts against his former team this season.

Boston 1B Hanley Ramirez needs one more home run to join Ortiz and Mookie Betts as teammates with 30 or more home runs and 100 or more RBIs.

Toronto has more on the line for this one as winning is the only way they are assured of getting in the playoffs. Toronto wins because they need this one.

StreakSmarts Pick: Toronto Blue Jays

Confidence: 5/10

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