Red Sox take 3-game skid into matchup with Blue Jays
Toronto; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Red Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Boston enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Blue Jays are 10-17 against AL East teams. Toronto hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .298 this season, led by Eric Sogard with a mark of .379.
The Red Sox are 24-18 on the road. Boston has slugged .457, good for fourth in the American League. J.D. Martinez leads the club with a .549 slugging percentage, including 37 extra-base hits and 18 home runs. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 5-5, .297 batting average, 5.52 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Red Sox: 4-6, .321 batting average, 6.22 ERA, outscored by five runs
Blue Jays Injuries: Jacob Waguespack: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Marcus Stroman: day-to-day (shoulder), 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).
Red Sox Injuries: Tyler Thornburg: 10-day IL (hip), Brian Johnson: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Heath Hembree: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 60-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 60-day IL (knee), Steve Pearce: 10-day IL (back), Mitch Moreland: 10-day IL (quad), Brock Holt: day-to-day (hamstring).