Red Sox Face Blue Jays at Fenway

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Red Sox Look to Hit Century Mark in Wins

The Boston Red Sox are sitting at 99 wins. They will start a pitcher who is familiar with both franchises. David Price spent half a season with the Toronto Blue Jays (65-79, -10.99 betting units) back in 2015.

It’ll be a new Toronto team that Price sees this Wednesday when he gets the start for the Boston Red Sox (99-46, +20.17 units).

TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, Sportsnet, TVA Sports (Toronto), NESN (Boston).

PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays RH Aaron Sanchez (4-5, 5.17 ERA) vs. Red Sox LH David Price (14-6, 3.57).

Odds: Boston is 270-moneyline favorites. The total is 9 Under -120.

The Boston Red Sox have clinched a playoff spot. Now they will try to reach the 100-win mark for the fourth time in franchise history on Wednesday. This is the second contest of a three-game series.

Chris Sale threw a scoreless inning in his return from shoulder issues. Brock Holt slugged a three-run homer, and the Red Sox picked up a 7-2 win in the series opener. They became the first team in the majors to clinch a spot in the postseason.

Blue Jays Limping Down the Stretch

The stripped-down Jays are no longer the World Series contenders they were three years ago. They acquired Price for their playoff drive back then. They’re 17-20 since the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Aaron Sanchez will try to stop the bleeding for the Blue Jays. He’s barely ahead of the baseball odds this year at plus-0.05 units. He has led Toronto to a 9-9 record. In his last trip to Fenway on May 28, Sanchez gave up seven earned runs in five innings as Price and the Red Sox (–180) won 8-3.

The Over got paid in each of Sanchez’ last five starts.

Last time out Sanchez recorded his first quality start in nearly three months. He gave up three runs in six innings to defeat Tampa Bay last Wednesday. He struck out eight in the outing to tie a season high while picking up his first win since June 3.

The one-time All-Star was reached for seven runs in five innings in his last Fenway Park start and is 3-2 with a 4.35 ERA in his career at Boston.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has three doubles, four singles and four walks over his last six games.

Price Owns the Blue Jays

The Red Sox are 13-4 against the Blue Jays, including 7-1 at home. They own a commanding nine-game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East.

Price is 20-3 lifetime against Toronto with a 2.52 ERA, including 3-0 this year. He’s No. 3 on the 2018 MLB starter list with 11.94 units in earnings on a team record of 20-7.

Price bounced back from a rare bad start to limit the Houston Astros to two runs while fanning 10 in 6 1/3 innings on Friday. The bullpen lost Price’s lead in that game. The Red Sox lost a start made by the left-hander for the first time since July 1.

Devon Travis is 7-for-16 in his career against Price, who owns a 3.08 ERA at Fenway this year.

Mookie Betts has scored six runs in his last four games.


Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

A Sanchez (4-5) ERA: 5.17

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Sep 5, 2018TBW10-3O6$125.00
Aug 31, 2018MIAW6-5O4.1$87.00
Aug 25, 2018PHIW8-6O4$124.00

D Price (14-6) ERA: 3.57

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Sep 7, 2018HOUL3-6O6.1-$100.00
Aug 29, 2018MIAW14-6O3$28.00
Aug 23, 2018CLEW7-0U8$50.00


Toronto’s relievers have pitched 8.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Boston’s relievers have pitched 17 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Toronto Blue Jays – A Sanchez

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
May 28, 20188-3BOS597714Loss
May 11, 20185-3TOR553234No Decision
Apr 25, 20184-3BOS632228No Decision
Jul 19, 20175-1BOS465352Loss
Oct 2, 20162-1TOR721126Win

Boston Red Sox – D Price

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Jul 12, 20186-4BOS6.263308Win
May 28, 20188-3BOS542244Win
May 12, 20185-2BOS5.152236Win
Oct 2, 20162-1TOR541134No Decision
Jun 3, 20165-2TOR763245Loss


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense4.47163.873
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.40143.845
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense5.4115.1826
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense5.7915.5628

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Sep 11, 2018TOR2BOS7-3149PRyan Borucki (L)Chris Sale (L)5734116
Aug 9, 2018BOS5TOR81489.5ORick Porcello (R)Ryan Borucki (L)10124359
Ag 8, 2018BOS10TOR51359.5OBrian Johnson (L)Mike Hauschild (R)1298269
Aug 7, 2018BOS10TOR7-1079.5ODrew Pomeranz (L)Marcus Stroman (R)9135687
Jl 15, 2018TOR2BOS5-14310UMarcus Stroman (R)Brian Johnson (L)8646115
Jl 14, 2018TOR2BOS6-2029.5USam Gaviglio (R)Eduardo Rodriguez (L)71153129
Jul 13, 2018TOR13BOS7-2059.5ORyan Borucki (L)Rick Porcello (R)1412751010
Jul 12, 2018TOR4BOS6-1709OJ.A. Happ (L)David Price (L)118011010
May 30, 2018TOR4BOS6-1869OSam Gaviglio (R)Eduardo Rodriguez (L)61121108
May 29, 2018TOR3BOS8-1839.5OMarco Estrada (R)Rick Porcello (R)7132274

MLB Betting Odds & Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Toronto Blue Jays

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 104-63-41-21-24-44-5-10-24-4
vs Div23-3818-165-2215-89-2825-32-42-1921-19
vs AL52-7230-3422-3829-2424-4661-55-813-3239-40
vs NL13-77-36-47-27-514-61-112-6

Boston Red Sox

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 106-42-24-25-31-14-5-14-02-4
vs Div46-1925-621-1342-125-729-30-65-841-11
vs AL85-4345-1840-2577-329-1159-60-919-1466-29
vs NL14-35-29-111-33-09-82-012-3
Team Last 5 Games

Toronto Blue Jays

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Sep 11, 2018BOS2-7L2799Ryan Borucki6.1C SaleA
Sp 9, 2018CLE6-2W1689Tom Pannone6.1Mike ClevingerH
Sep 8, 2018CLE8-9L1249.5Sean Reid-Foley4.2Adam PlutkoH
Sp 7, 2018CLE3-2W2148.5M Estrada6C CarrascoH
Sep 6, 2018CLE4-9L1509Sam Gaviglio4.1Shane BieberH

Boston Red Sox

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Sp 11, 2018TOR7-2W-3149C Sale1Ryan BoruckiH
Sep 9, 2018HOU6-5W-1178.5R Porcello5.2D KeuchelH
Sp 8, 2018HOU3-5L-1228.5Eduardo Rodriguez3.1C MortonH
Sep 7, 2018HOU3-6L1038.5D Price6.1G ColeH
Sep 5, 2018ATL9-8W1557.5Hector Velazquez4M FoltynewiczA

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