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Anderson expected to start for the Blue Jays against Red Sox

August 8, 2020 GMT

Toronto Blue Jays (4-7, fourth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (5-8, fifth in the AL East)

Boston; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Chase Anderson (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Red Sox: Zack Godley (0-1, 6.14 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 8 strikeouts)

LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays square off against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

The Red Sox finished 35-41 against AL East Division opponents in 2019. Boston pitchers struck out 10.1 hitters per game last year with a staff ERA of 4.70.

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The Blue Jays went 33-43 in division games in 2019. Toronto hit .236 as a team with 3.3 extra base hits per game and 270 total doubles last season.

The teams meet for the first time this year. Boston leads the season series 1-0.

INJURIES: Red Sox: Chris Sale: (elbow), Eduardo Rodriguez: (heart), Dustin Pedroia: (knee).

Blue Jays: Trent Thornton: (elbow), Ken Giles: (right elbow), Yennsy Diaz: (lat), Chase Anderson: (oblique), Derek Fisher: (left quad).

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