In a game that has the potential for a lot of runs, David Price (7-1, 5.34 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (29-20) are in Toronto to take on R.A. Dickey (2-6, 4.60 ERA) and the Blue Jays (26-25). This is the last of a three-game series at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays won the last game 10-9, and Toronto leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 1:07 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 29 and can be seen on NESN and RSN.
Dickey pitched 6.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 6-0 defeat to the Yankees. Josh Donaldson (.258, 39 Rs, 13 HRs, 29 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Price went 7.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out six and walking one in an 8-3 win over the Rockies in his last outing. David Ortiz (.339, 25 Rs, 13 HRs, 46 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Red Sox, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for Toronto and Boston are Red Sox -140, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 as of now.
The Blue Jays lead the season series, 5-4.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
The Blue Jays are an even 14-14 against the division, while the Red Sox sit at 10-11.
Toronto recorded at least two errors for the seventh time this season.
The Blue Jays are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 10 runs. The Red Sox have a 0-2 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
It looks like the Blue Jays have a slight leg up on the Red Sox, as the Blue Jays have won their last four games while the Red Sox have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 19-6. The Red Sox have a 28-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking first in runs, Boston has earned 290 this season. Toronto ranks 13th with 214 runs.
Toronto and Boston both rank in the top 10 of the league in walks. Toronto sits at sixth with 178 this season and Boston ranks 10th with 162.
When the Blue Jays hit at least one home run, they are 22-14, well-matched with the Red Sox who are 23-14 when hitting one or more homers.