Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds
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Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Match Preview and Free Picks
The Boston Red Sox reached the century mark in wins for the fourth time in franchise history due in large part to strong starting pitching and a rather fortunate bounce that allowed Rafael Devers to score the game's only run on a wild pitch. The Red Sox (100-46) aim to continue their mastery of the visiting Toronto Blue Jays (65-80) at Fenway Park on Thursday when they bid for the second sweep of their American League East rivals this year.
Mookie Betts had one of Boston's four hits in Wednesday's 1-0 triumph to improve to 22-for-61 with four homers, 11 RBIs and 17 runs scored versus Toronto this season. The Red Sox, who have won 10 of their last 14 overall to reduce their magic number to secure their third straight AL East title to seven, have emerged victorious in 14 of 18 encounters with the Blue Jays - including a three-game sweep from May 28-30.
Yangervis Solarte had two of Toronto's four hits on Wednesday to improve to 3-for-4 in the series, albeit just 11-for-68 with 13 strikeouts against Boston this season. The 31-year-old Solarte aims to net the Blue Jays just their sixth win in 17 outings on Thursday, although he is just 1-for-8 versus Venezuelan countryman Eduardo Rodriguez - Boston's scheduled starter.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox Starting Pitchers Report
Blue Jays RH Sam Gaviglio (3-8, 5.25 ERA): Gaviglio fell to 1-5 in his past seven outings last Thursday after allowing five runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings of a 9-4 setback versus Cleveland. The 28-year-old was taken deep twice by the Indians to increase his homer total to seven in his last seven trips to the mound. Gaviglio has faced the Red Sox on four occasions this season, picking up the win after three scoreless innings on May 11 and taking the loss later that month after permitting four runs - including two homers - in a 6-4 setback.
Red Sox LH Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4, 3.64): Rodriguez tasted defeat for the first time since June 29 when he yielded five runs on six hits - including two solo homers - over 3 1/3 innings of a 5-3 setback versus Houston on Saturday. The 25-year-old looks to get back on track when he faces Toronto, against which he owns a 2-0 mark with a 2.41 ERA in three starts this season. Rodriguez's most-recent effort against the Blue Jays saw him scatter four hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision on July 14.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds Trends
|Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Toronto is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games|
|Toronto is 2-14 ATS in its last 16 games on the road|
|Toronto is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 17 of Toronto's last 25 games on the road|
|Toronto is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Boston|
|Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing Boston|
|Toronto is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston|
|Toronto is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston|
Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends
|Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games|
|Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home|
|Boston is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Toronto|
|Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games when playing Toronto|
|Boston is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto|
|Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games when playing at home against Toronto|
Toronto at New York Friday, September 14
Boston home to New York Friday, September 14