GDB 112.0: Jose Berrios looks to lead Toronto Blue Jays to series win over Boston Red Sox

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Zach Laing
3 months ago
The bats came alive for the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night as the club secured their first win over the Boston Red Sox.
It came in thanks to some early solo shot home runs over the first two innings. First it was Whit Merrifield, then Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Come the top of the second, rookie Davis Schneider got his first MLB at-bat blasting a shot of his own 377 feet over the Green Monster.
The impeccable vibes early on helped carry the way for the Jays, who got a rock-solid start from Alek Manoah despite it ending on a sour note as he got stretched too deep into the game.
Nonetheless, the Jays are back at it this afternoon as Jose Berrios looks to lead them to a series victory.

First pitch: 4:10 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 -108; BOS -108.
Series Bets:
Blue Jays to win the series +125
Series correct score 2-1 Toronto: +200
Starting pitchers:
TOR: Jose Berrios RHP – 8-7, 22 GS, 130.1 IP. 3.31 ERA, 125 ERA+, 3.88 FIP, 1.1197 WHIP, 2.8 BB/9, 8.5 SO/9.
BOS: Bullpen game — John Schreiber RHP – 1-1, 1 GS, 21.2 IP. 3.74 ERA, 126 ERA+, 3.92 FIP, 1.431 WHIP, 4.2 BB/9, 10.0 SO/9.
  1. W Merrifield (R) LF
  2. B Belt (L) DH
  3. V Guerrero Jr. (R) 1B
  4. G Springer (R) RF
  5. D Jansen (R) C
  6. M Chapman (R) 3B
  7. D Varsho (L) CF
  8. D Schneider (R) 2B
  9. P DeJong (R) SS
  1. J Duran (L) CF
  2. M Yoshida (L) LF
  3. J Turner (R) DH
  4. R Devers (L) 3B
  5. A Duvall (R) RF
  6. T Casas (L) 1B
  7. L Urías (R) 2B
  8. C Wong (R) C
  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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