The Boston Red Sox are trying to lock up the top spot in the American League East, but the Toronto Blue Jays would like to throw a wrench in their rivals’ plans. They’ll meet on Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET in Boston in the second of a three-game series.
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JA Happ (9-11, 3.64 ERA) was unlucky to take a loss in his last outing when Toronto fell 1-0 at home to the Kansas City Royals. Over 6.2 innings, he allowed a run on seven hits, struck out six and walked two. The 34-year-old is 1-0 in three starts against the Red Sox this season, posting a 2.16 ERA. He’s also 5-4 in 11 road starts with a 3.95 ERA.
Chris Sale (17-7, 2.75 ERA) dominated in Baltimore in his last start. He scattered four hits over eight innings, striking out 13 with no walks. The Red Sox won 9-0. Sale, who reached the 300-strikeout mark, is 2-0 in three starts against Toronto this year. He hasn’t allowed a run in 22.0 innings against the Blue Jays. The 28-year-old is 7-2 in 12 home starts with a 2.81 ERA.
Going into this series, the Red Sox had won seven of their last 10 meetings with the Blue Jays.
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