Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox meet in game 2 of series

June 28, 2022 GMT

Boston Red Sox (42-32, second in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (41-32, third in the AL East)

Toronto; Tuesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Michael Wacha (6-1, 2.34 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 48 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (4-2, 3.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -140, Red Sox +119; over/under is 10 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays bring a 1-0 advantage into the next game of the series against the Boston Red Sox.

Toronto is 41-32 overall and 22-14 in home games. The Blue Jays are 25-7 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Boston has a 22-16 record in road games and a 42-32 record overall. Red Sox hitters have a collective .417 slugging percentage to rank fifth in the majors.

The teams play Tuesday for the ninth time this season. The Blue Jays are up 6-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 18 home runs while slugging .506. Alejandro Kirk is 11-for-32 with a double, five home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games.

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Rafael Devers has 17 home runs, 22 walks and 45 RBI while hitting .333 for the Red Sox. Alex Verdugo is 12-for-34 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 4-6, .237 batting average, 6.07 ERA, outscored by eight runs

Red Sox: 8-2, .285 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Yimi Garcia: 15-Day IL (back), Trevor Richards: 15-Day IL (neck), Julian Merryweather: 15-Day IL (side), Andrew Vasquez: 15-Day IL (ankle), Danny Jansen: 10-Day IL (finger), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono), Tayler Saucedo: 10-Day IL (hip)

Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi: 15-Day IL (back), Garrett Whitlock: 15-Day IL (hip), Kike Hernandez: 10-Day IL (hip), Matt Barnes: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.