Toronto Blue Jays (65-78) at Boston Red Sox (98-46)
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 12, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -225 / Toronto Blue Jays +207 --- Over/Under: 9.5
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox will be continuing their MLB set on Wednesday from Fenway Park.
In the Tuesday opener, it took a while for the Red Sox to get going, but they banged out seven runs in the seventh and eighth inning for a 7-2 win.
For Wednesday’s game, the Jays will be going with Aaron Sanchez. In his 94.0 innings and 4-5 record this year, Sanchez has a 5.17 ERA with 79 Ks and 52 BBs.
Leading the way for the Jays’ hitters coming into this set was Justin Smoak, with 116 hits, 64 runs, 24 homers and 74 RBI. In the opener, Smoak came up empty.
Over on the Red Sox’ side, they’re going with David Price on Wednesday. Across 158.2 innings and a 14-6 record this year, Price has a 3.57 ERA with 162 Ks and 43 BBs.
Boston’s lead hitter this season is JD Martinez, who entered this series on 172 hits, 104 runs, 40 homers and 121 RBI. On Tuesday, Martinez had a hit and a run.
The Jays are 7-20 in their last 27 Wednesday games and 6-1 in Sanchez’s last seven starts. Toronto is 1-5 in Sanchez’s last six Wednesday starts and 2-7 in his last nine starts in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 24-5 in their last 29 Wednesday games and 4-0 in Price’s last four starts in game two of a series. Boston is 20-7 in Price’s last 27 home starts and 20-8 in his last 28 starts with four days’ rest.
After a string of three starts where he allowed a combined 13 runs in 9.1 innings, Sanchez settled down his last time out with three earned in 6.0 frames. As for Price, he has eight quality starts in his last nine games and hasn’t recorded an L in a very long time. I have to go with the Sox here.