Boston Red Sox (57-38) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (48-43)
July 21, 2021 7:07 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -165 / Boston Red Sox +152; Over/Under: 11
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The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in an AL East division matchup in MLB action from Sahlen Field on Wednesday.
The Boston Red Sox will look to take Wednesday’s matchup with a postponement on Tuesday following Monday’s 13-4 blowout of the Jays. In Monday’s game, Hunter Renfroe had a home run and four RBIs while Danny Santana and Enrique Hernandez each had a home run and three RBIs with Santana adding a pair of home runs. Jarren Duran had two RBIs and Rafael Devers added a solo shot to cap off Toronto’s scoring. Kevin Plawecki also added a pair of hits to finish off the offense for the Red Sox. Nick Pivetta got the win to improve to 8-4 on the year after allowing four runs on 11 hits while striking out four over 6.2 innings of work. Garrett Richards will start here and is 5-5 with a 4.91 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. in his career, Richards is 3-5 with a 5.26 ERA and 38 strikeouts against Toronto.
The Toronto Blue Jays will be out to bounce back from Monday’s loss after having a day to stew on it with Tuesday’s postponement. Cavan Biggio had a solo home run while Bo Bichette, Teoscar Hernandez and Randal Grichuk each had an RBI with Grichuk adding a double to round out the scoring for the Jays in the loss. George Springer went 3 for 4 with a double of his own while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a pair of hits and Reese McGuire and Marcus Semien each had base hits to cap off the Jays’ offense. Ross Stripling ended up with the loss, falling to 3-6, allowing six runs on four hits while failing to get out of the first inning. Robbie Ray will start here and is 8-4 with a 2.93 ERA and 138 strikeouts this season. In his career, Ray is 1-0 with a 5.91 ERA and 16 strikeouts against Boston.
Boston is 23-9 in their last 32 division games and 55-27 in their last 82 Wednesday games while the under is 3-0-2 in their last 5 game three matchups. Toronto is 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 division games while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite.
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I get the case that could be made for both sides here, as Boston’s been the best road team in the majors and Toronto is always dangerous at Sahlen Field. However, Sahlen Field is also known for posting video game totals on the scoreboard and with the talent and pop in both bats, I think we could easily get in over the number here.