Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0, 3.00 ERA) and Marco Estrada (3-2, 2.43 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Boston Red Sox (33-23) and the Toronto Blue Jays (30-27) at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won the last game 6-4, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 5 and can be seen on NESN and RSN.
Rodriguez pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs and striking out three in a 6-2 win over the Orioles. David Ortiz (.342, 28 Rs, 16 HRs, 53 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two RBIs. Estrada went 8.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out six and walking three in a 4-2 win over the Yankees in his most recent start. Michael Saunders (.295, 28 Rs, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The odds for Boston and Toronto are Red Sox -115, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
The Red Sox are an even 14-14 against the division, while the Blue Jays sit at 18-16.
The Red Sox managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Blue Jays who are coming in with a 6-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Red Sox are 2-14. The Blue Jays have a 5-18 record when opponents outhit them.
Both Boston and Toronto are tied at seventh in home runs, hitting 71 this season.
Boston ranks at the top of the league when it comes to hits with 10.50 per game this season. Toronto ranks near the bottom at 23rd with 8.00.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Boston has an OPS of .852 this season. Toronto ranks 20th with an OPS of .724.
When the Blue Jays allow at least one home run, they are 15-18. When the Red Sox allow one or more homers, they have a 19-18 record.