Sale expected to start for the Red Sox against the Blue Jays
Boston; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Thomas Pannone (2-3, 6.18 ERA, PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Thomas Pannone (2-3, 6.18 ERA, LINE: Red Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 11 runs
The Red Sox are 21-20 against the rest of their division. Boston leads the American League in hitting with a .273 batting average, Rafael Devers leads the club with an average of .326.
The Blue Jays have gone 14-25 against division opponents. Toronto ranks last in the MLB in hitting with a .234 batting average, Eric Sogard leads the team with an average of .299. The Red Sox won the last meeting 5-4. Eduardo Rodriguez recorded his 11th victory and Devers went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Boston. Aaron Sanchez took his 14th loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: Xander Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 21 home runs and is slugging .575. Devers is 13-for-42 with three doubles, four home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 7-3, .299 batting average, 5.23 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Blue Jays: 3-7, .230 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Red Sox Injuries: Steven Wright: 10-day IL (toe), Brian Johnson: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Nathan Eovaldi: 60-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 60-day IL (knee), Steve Pearce: 10-day IL (back), Mitch Moreland: 10-day IL (quad).
Blue Jays Injuries: Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (lat), Elvis Luciano: 60-day IL (elbow), Ken Giles: day-to-day (elbow), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee).