Blue Jays face off against the Red Sox in division matchup
Boston; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Boston and Toronto will play on Friday at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox are 16-14 against the rest of their division. Boston's team on-base percentage of .336 is third in the American League. Xander Bogaerts leads the lineup with an OBP of .390.
The Blue Jays are 8-13 in division play. The Toronto offense has compiled a .224 batting average as a team this season, last in the American League. Eric Sogard leads the team with a average of .303. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 49 RBIs and is batting .300. J.D. Martinez is 12-for-45 with three doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 7-3, .291 batting average, 3.14 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs
Blue Jays: 4-6, .251 batting average, 6.24 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Red Sox Injuries: Hector Velazquez: 10-day IL (back), Tyler Thornburg: 10-day IL (hip), Heath Hembree: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 10-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 60-day IL (knee), Steve Pearce: 10-day IL (back), Mitch Moreland: 10-day IL (quad), Tzu-Wei Lin: 10-day IL (knee), Rafael Devers: day-to-day (undisclosed).
Blue Jays Injuries: Jacob Waguespack: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Elvis Luciano: 60-day IL (elbow), Edwin Jackson: 10-day IL (back), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee), Justin Smoak: 10-day IL (hamstring).