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Blue Jays host the Red Sox on home winning streak

June 29, 2022 GMT

Boston Red Sox (42-33, third in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (42-32, second in the AL East)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (8-5, 3.25 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 86 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (9-2, 2.05 ERA, .96 WHIP, 79 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -158, Red Sox +135; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays will try to keep a three-game home win streak going when they take on the Boston Red Sox.

Toronto has a 42-32 record overall and a 23-14 record at home. Blue Jays hitters are batting a collective .257, the fourth-best team batting average in MLB play.

Boston has a 22-17 record on the road and a 42-33 record overall. The Red Sox are 32-16 in games when they record eight or more hits.

Wednesday’s game is the 10th time these teams meet this season. The Blue Jays are up 7-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 10 doubles and 18 home runs while hitting .271 for the Blue Jays. Alejandro Kirk is 11-for-30 with a double and four home runs over the last 10 games.

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Rafael Devers has a .332 batting average to lead the Red Sox, and has 26 doubles, a triple and 17 home runs. Alex Verdugo is 14-for-34 with a home run and six RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 5-5, .258 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs

Red Sox: 7-3, .280 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Yimi Garcia: 15-Day IL (back), Trevor Richards: 15-Day IL (neck), Julian Merryweather: 15-Day IL (side), Andrew Vasquez: 15-Day IL (ankle), Danny Jansen: 10-Day IL (finger), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono), Tayler Saucedo: 10-Day IL (hip)

Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi: 15-Day IL (back), Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (hip), Kike Hernandez: 10-Day IL (hip), Matt Barnes: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), 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.