Blue Jays take 1-0 lead in series lead against Red Sox

Toronto Blue Jays (66-55, 3rd East) vs. Boston Red Sox (60-63, 5th East)

Boston; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

Pitching odds: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (9-5, 5.39 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 117 strikeouts); Red Sox: Brayan Bello (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -175, Red Sox +148; 9 1/2 runs over/under

Bottom line: The Toronto Blue Jays are leading the series 1-0 against the Boston Red Sox.

Boston is 29-31 at home and 60-63 overall. The Red Sox hitter ranks his fifth in the AL with a .405 slugging percentage.

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Toronto went 30-30 away and 66-55 overall. The Blue Jays hitter is batting . 262, his second-best team batting average in MLB play.

The team will play on Wednesday for the 15th time this season. The Blue Jays lead his series on the season with his 11-3 record.

Top Performer: Rafael Devers had 25 home runs, 32 walks, and 64 RBIs, while batting .300 for the Red Sox. Christian Arroyo has gone 13-for-40 in his last 10 games with three doubles and his six RBIs.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 26 homers, 45 walks and 75 RBIs while hitting .283 for the Blue Jays. George Springer has had 12 of 20 RBIs, a double, a triple and five RBIs in his last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Red Sox: 5-5, .265 batting average, 5.11 ERA, 8 points difference

Blue Jays: 6-4, .248 batting average, 2.63 ERA, 13 runs ahead of opponent

Injured: Red Sox: Xander Bogaerts: Everyday (back), Tommy Pham: Everyday (back), Nathan Eobaldi: 15-day IL (shoulder), Eric Hosmer: 10-day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60 days IL (fingers), Tanner Hauk: 15-day IL (back), Brayyan Bello: 15-day IL (groin), Trevor Story: 10-day IL (hands), Tyler Danish: 15-day IL (elbow), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Blue Jays: Julian Merryweather: 60-Day IL (Side), Taylor Sourced: 60-Day IL (Hip), Hyunjin Ryu: 60-Day IL (Forearm), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (Mono) )

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The Associated Press produced this article using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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Blue Jays take 1-0 lead in series lead against Red Sox

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