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GDB 30.0: Yusei Kikuchi takes the mound against the Boston Red Sox

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Photo credit:© John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Cam Lewis
1 year ago
The Yusei Kikuchi Revenge Tour makes a stop in Boston on Tuesday night.
The Blue Jays dropped the series opener with the Red Sox on Monday in frustrating fashion. Jose Berrios struggled early, the Blue Jays came back, Berrios imploded, the Blue Jays clawed back again, and then Alex Verdugo launched a walk-off bomb off of Jordan Romano in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Outside of one tough outing against the L.A. Angels, Kikuchi has been excellent this season. He owns a 3.00 ERA and the Blue Jays have won all five of the games he’s started. He’ll go up against Tanner Houck, who has a 4.50 ERA through his first five starts this season.
First pitch: 7:10 p.m. EST
Weather: 10C. 10 MPH SW winds. (RotoGrinders)
The teams: 
Toronto Blue Jays: 18-11, 5.0 GB, +2.0 WCGB. +13 DIFF
Boston Red Sox: 16-14, 7.5 GB, 0.5 WCGB. +13 DIFF
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: TOR -133, BOS +112.
Starting pitchers:
TOR: Yusei Kikuchi LHP — 4-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.111 WHIP, 9.3 K9
BOS: Tanner Houck RHP — 3-1, 4.50 ERA, 1.346 WHIP, 8.3 K9
Lineups: 
TOR: Springer RF, Bichette SS, Guerrero Jr. 1B, Chapman 3B, Varsho LF, Merrifield 2B, Kirk DH, Jansen C, Kiermaier CF
BOS: Verdugo RF, Turner 1B, Refsnyder LF, Devers 3B, Hernandez SS, Yoshida DH, Arroyo 2B, Wong C, Tapia CF

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