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Shoemaker scheduled to start for Blue Jays at Red Sox

August 9, 2020 GMT

Toronto Blue Jays (5-7, fourth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (5-9, fifth in the AL East)

Boston; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Matt Shoemaker (0-1, 5.91 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 6 strikeouts) Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (1-1, 3.94 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)

LINE: Red Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

The Red Sox finished 35-41 against AL East Division opponents in 2019. Boston averaged 9.6 hits with 3.8 extra base hits per game and 27 total triples last year.

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The Blue Jays finished 33-43 against AL East Division opponents in 2019. Toronto averaged 8.0 hits per game last year and totaled 247 home runs as a team.

The teams meet for the second time this year. The season series is tied 1-1.

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

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

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