Chavis takes 10-game hit streak into matchup with Blue Jays
Boston; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: TBD Red Sox: Brian Johnson (1-1, 10.00 ERA, 2.44 WHIP, 9 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Michael Chavis is riding a 10-game hitting streak as Boston readies to play Toronto.
The Red Sox are 17-14 against opponents from the AL East. Boston's team on-base percentage of .337 is fourth in the MLB. Xander Bogaerts leads the club with an OBP of .390.
The Blue Jays are 8-14 against teams from the AL East. The Toronto offense has compiled a .225 batting average as a team this season, last in the majors. Eric Sogard leads the team with a mark of .315. The Red Sox won the last meeting 7-5. Brandon Workman earned his sixth victory and Christian Vazquez went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs for Boston. Jordan Romano took his first loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 16 home runs and has 42 RBIs. Bogaerts is 13-for-35 with six doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 8-2, .302 batting average, 3.26 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs
Blue Jays: 4-6, .262 batting average, 6.42 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 (hamstring).
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).