Manoah set to start as Toronto hosts Boston
Boston Red Sox (64-46, second in AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (57-49, fourth in AL East)
Toronto; Friday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING LIKELY: Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (9-6, 3.64 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 120 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (3-1, 2.47 ERA, .97 WHIP, 56 strikeouts batting)
FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Blue Jays -144, Red Sox +124; over / under is 9 races
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto and Boston meet on Friday.
The Blue Jays are 28-23 in home games in 2020. Toronto has hit 164 home runs this season. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with 34, averaging one in every 11.3 at bat.
The Red Sox are 31-24 on the road. Boston’s offense has compiled a 0.257 batting average this season, Xander Bogaerts leads the team with a 0.307 rating.
The Blue Jays won the last game 13-1. Hyun Jin Ryu claimed his 10th victory and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs for Toronto. Eduardo Rodriguez suffered his sixth loss for Boston.
BEST PERFORMANCE: Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 85 RBIs and hitting .322.
Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 27 homers and hits 0.288.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 8-2, 0.267 batting average, 2.30 ERA, edged opponents by 29 points
Red Sox: 3-7, 0.257 batting average, 5.78 ERA, dominated by 26 points
INJURIES: Blue Jays: Kirby Yates: (elbow), Joakim Soria: (finger), David Phelps: (right lat), Tommy Milone: (shoulder), Julian Merryweather: (oblique), Carl Edwards Jr: (abdominal), AJ Cole: (neck), Anthony Castro: (ulnar nerve), Cavan Biggio: (back), Danny Jansen: (hamstrings).
Red Sox: Chris Sale: (elbow), Darwinzon Hernandez: (oblique), Ryan Brasier: (calf), Eduard Bazardo: (lat), Matt Andriese: (hamstrings), Kyle Schwarber: (hamstrings), Danny Santana: (groin)), Marwin Gonzalez: (hamstrings), Christian Arroyo: (hamstrings).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.