Blue Jays Vs. Red Sox (Sept. 11) Game Preview: Time, Channel, Starting Pitchers
This is the opener of a three-game series. The Red Sox (98-46, .681) have won five of their eight games this month, and last beat the Houston Astros 6-5 on Sunday. The Blue Jays (65-78, .455) last beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Sunday.
Chris Sale (12-4, 1.79 ERA) is set to start for Boston. The lefty boasts 219 strikeouts this season and according to herosports.com, is third on his team in terms of innings pitched (146). Sale will face off against left-hander Ryan Borucki (3-4, 4.39 ERA), who has struck out 45 batters this season in 69 total innings of work.
Tuesday’s game at Fenway Park will start at 7:10 p.m. EST, and will air on NESN.
The Red Sox are a comfortable eight games ahead of the second-place New York Yankees (90-54) for the best record in MLB, while the Blue Jays are fourth in the AL East, 14 games behind third-place Tampa Bay and 24 games ahead of fifth-place Baltimore.