Red Sox bring road skid into matchup against the Blue Jays

October 1, 2022 GMT

Boston Red Sox (75-82, fifth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (88-69, second in the AL East)

Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Brayan Bello (2-7, 4.39 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 51 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (9-4, 3.16 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 108 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -146, Red Sox +124; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox visit the Toronto Blue Jays looking to end a six-game road slide.

Toronto has an 88-69 record overall and a 45-34 record at home. Blue Jays hitters have a collective .326 on-base percentage, the highest percentage in the AL.

Boston has gone 35-44 in road games and 75-82 overall. The Red Sox have the fourth-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .411.

Saturday’s game is the 18th meeting between these teams this season. The Blue Jays hold a 14-3 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 34 doubles and 31 home runs for the Blue Jays. Bo Bichette is 15-for-44 with a double over the last 10 games.

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Rafael Devers leads Boston with 27 home runs while slugging .519. Triston Casas is 10-for-28 with three home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 5-5, .260 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

Red Sox: 3-7, .240 batting average, 5.96 ERA, outscored by 17 runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Santiago Espinal: 10-Day IL (oblique), Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono)

Red Sox: Trevor Story: 10-Day IL (heel), Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (hip), Franchy Cordero: 60-Day IL (ankle), Kutter Crawford: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tanner Houck: 60-Day IL (back), Eric Hosmer: 10-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (finger), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.