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GDB 83.0: Toronto Blue Jays look to bounce back against AL East foe Boston Red Sox

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Zach Laing
2 months ago
Last time the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, it didn’t fare so well for the Canadian club.
Boston swept Toronto in a three-game set in early May shortly before the Jays skidded against other AL East foes. But now, the Blue Jays come in rolling winning their last three series in a row.
They took out each of the Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. In each series, Toronto lost the opening game, but won the final two.
Tonight, Jose Berrios looks to start things off well as the Red Sox send out James Paxton on the mound.
First pitch: 7:07 p.m. EST
Toronto Blue Jays: 45-37, 10.0 GB, – WCGB, +26 DIFF.
Boston Red Sox: 40-42, 15 GB, 5.0 WCGB, +6 DIFF.
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: TOR -143; BOS +122.
Starting pitchers:
TOR: Jose Berrios RHP – 8-5, 16 GS. 95.0 IP. 3.60 ERA, 3.88 FIP, 1.221 WHIP, 8.2 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 1.1 bWAR.
BOS: James Paxton LHP – 3-1, 8 GS, 42.1 IP. 3.19 ERA, 3.42 FIP, 1.016 WHIP, 11.5 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, 1.1 bWAR.
Lineups: 
Toronto
  1. G Springer (R) RF
  2. B Bichette (R) SS
  3. V Guerrero Jr. (R) 1B
  4. M Chapman (R) 3B
  5. A Kirk (R) DH
  6. D Jansen (R) C
  7. W Merrifield (R) LF
  8. D Varsho (L) CF
  9. S Espinal (R) 2B
Boston
  1. J Duran (L) CF
  2. A Verdugo (L) RF
  3. M Yoshida (L) LF
  4. R Devers (L) 3B
  5. J Turner (R) DH
  6. T Casas (L) 1B
  7. C Arroyo (R) 2B
  8. D Hamilton (L) SS
  9. C Wong (R) C

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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@thenationnetwork.com.

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