GDB 111.0: Will the Toronto Blue Jays finally beat the Boston Red Sox this year?

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Zach Laing
8 months ago
It’s been an ugly year in the AL East for the Toronto Blue Jays.
While they’ve fared… well… against the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays going 3-4 against both clubs, that hasn’t been the case against the Baltimore Orioles.
After a four-game set earlier this week, the Jays have now called to 2-8 against the O’s, while they sit 0-7 against the Red Sox. Brutal. The Jays have gone 15-10 since their last meeting on July 2nd, and have played some solid ball over that time.
Tonight, it will be Alek Manoah on the mound opposite James Paxton as Davis Schneider makes his MLB debut batting seventh in the order.

First pitch: 7:10 p.m EST —Sportsnet, Sportsnet 650.
Toronto Blue Jays: 60-50, 7.5 GB, – WCGB, +39 DIFF.
Boston Red Sox: 57-51, 9.5 GB, 2.5 WCGB, +43 DIFF.
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: TOR -145; BOS -154.
Series Bets:
Blue Jays to win the series +125
Series correct score 2-1 Toronto: +200
Starting pitchers:
TOR: Alek Manoah RHP – 2-8, 17 GS, 76.2 IP. 5.87 ERA, 71 ERA+, 6.13 FIP, 1.787 WHIP, 63 BB/9, 8.0 SO/9.
BOS: James Paxton LHP – 6-2, 13 GS, 70.0 IP. 3.34 ERA, 140 ERA+, 3.60 FIP, 1.071 WHIP, 2.6 BB/9, 10.3 SO/9.
  1. W Merrifield (R) LF
  2. G Springer (R) RF
  3. V Guerrero Jr. (R) 1B
  4. D Jansen (R) C
  5. A Kirk (R) DH
  6. M Chapman (R) 3B
  7. D Schneider (R) 2B
  8. P DeJong (R) SS
  9. D Varsho (L) CF
  1. J Duran (L) LF
  2. A Verdugo (L) RF
  3. M Yoshida (L) DH
  4. R Devers (L) 3B
  5. A Duvall (R) CF
  6. T Casas (L) 1B
  7. C Wong (R) C
  8. L Urías (R) 2B
  9. Y Chang (R) SS

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Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@oilersnation.com.

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