Blue Jays attempt to maintain home winning streak, host Red Sox

Boston Red Sox (7-11, fourth in AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (12-6, first in AL East)

Toronto; Wednesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Red Sox: Michael Wacha (1-0, 1.88 ERA, .91 WHIP, 12 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (0-0, 4.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, five strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Blue Jays -143, Red Sox +122; over/under is 8 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Boston Red Sox as they try to extend a three-game winning streak at home.

Toronto is 12-6 overall and 6-2 at home. Blue Jays batters are batting .252 collective, the AL team’s best batting average.

Boston is 3-4 at home and 7-11 overall. The Red Sox are 4-1 in games while not allowing a home run.

Wednesday’s game is the sixth time these teams have met this season. The Blue Jays have a 4-1 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with a .328 batting average and has two doubles, five homers, nine walks and 12 RBIs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is 12 for 36 with two home runs and six RBIs in the last 10 games.

Alex Verdugo leads Boston with three home runs while hitting .435. Rafael Devers is 8 for 40 with one home run and one RBI in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 7-3, .254 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 points

Red Sox: 3-7, .234 batting average, 3.74 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: day-to-day (hamstring), Cavan Biggio: 10 days IL (covid-19), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 10 days IL (forearm), Teoscar Hernandez: 10 – Day IL (oblique), Danny Jansen: 10 days IL (oblique), Nate Pearson: 10 days IL (mono)

Red Sox: Jonathan Arauz: 10 day IL (covid-19), Kevin Plawecki: 10 day IL (covid-19), Chris Sale: 60 day IL (coast), Josh Taylor: 10 day IL (back) , James Paxton: 60 day 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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