Red Sox vs. Blue Jays – Game Preview – April 26, 2022

Boston Red Sox (7-10, fourth in AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (11-6, first in AL East)

Toronto; Tuesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (0-3, 10.03 ERA, 2.14 WHIP, 10 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (1-1, 2.89 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)

LINE: Blue Jays -185, Red Sox +158; over/under is 8 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox will be looking to stop a three-game road skid when they face the Toronto Blue Jays.

Toronto is 5-2 at home and 11-6 overall. The Blue Jays are 5-3 in games when they hit at least two homers.

Boston is 3-4 at home and 7-10 overall. The Red Sox are 5-3 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Tuesday’s game is the fifth time these teams have faced each other this season. The Blue Jays have a 3-1 lead in the season series.

BEST PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with a .344 batting average and has two doubles, five homers, seven walks and 12 RBIs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is 14 for 38 with two home runs and seven RBIs in the last 10 games.

Alex Verdugo leads the Red Sox with three home runs while hitting .466. Xander Bogaerts is 17 for 41 with five doubles, one home run and five RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 7-3, .264 batting average, 2.63 ERA, beat opponents by 12 runs

Red Sox: 4-6, .229 batting average, 3.27 ERA, outscored by six runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Cavan Biggio: IL 10 days (covid-19), Hyun-Jin Ryu: IL 10 days (forearm), Teoscar Hernandez: IL 10 days (oblique), Danny Jansen: IL 10 days (oblique) , Nate Pearson: 10 Day IL (mono)

Red Sox: Jonathan Arauz: 10 day IL (covid-19), Kevin Plawecki: 10 day IL (covid-19), Chris Sale: 60 day IL (coast), Josh Taylor: 10 day IL (back) , James Paxton: 60 day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data write and data from sports radar.

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