Blue Jays host the Red Sox to open 3-game series
Boston Red Sox (42-31, second in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (40-32, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Connor Seabold (0-0); Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (5-6, 3.19 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 87 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -180, Red Sox +155; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Boston Red Sox on Monday to begin a three-game series.
Toronto is 40-32 overall and 21-14 at home. Blue Jays hitters are batting a collective .255, which ranks second in the AL.
Boston has a 22-15 record on the road and a 42-31 record overall. Red Sox hitters are batting a collective .261, the best team batting average in the AL.
Monday’s game is the eighth time these teams match up this season. The Blue Jays are ahead 5-2 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 10 doubles and 17 home runs for the Blue Jays. Teoscar Hernandez is 8-for-39 with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.
Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with a .334 batting average, and has 25 doubles, a triple, 17 home runs, 22 walks and 45 RBI. Jarren Duran is 13-for-35 with three RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 3-7, .231 batting average, 6.67 ERA, outscored by 21 runs
Red Sox: 8-2, .289 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
INJURIES: Blue Jays: 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), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 15-Day IL (forearm), 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)