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Matz anticipated to start out for the Blue Jays in opposition to the Crimson Sox

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Boston Crimson Sox (26-18, first within the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (23-18, third within the AL East)

Dunedin; Thursday, 7:37 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Crimson Sox: Nick Pivetta (5-0, 3.16 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 42 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Steven Matz (5-2, 4.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 46 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -136, Crimson Sox +116; over/underneath is 10 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto and Boston will sq. off on Thursday.

The Blue Jays are 8-5 in opposition to AL East opponents. Toronto has hit 58 mixed dwelling runs this season, most within the American League. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the membership with 11 whereas slugging .612 with 20 extra-base hits.

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The Crimson Sox have gone 11-6 in opposition to division opponents. Boston ranks second within the MLB in hitting with a .263 batting common, Xander Bogaerts leads the membership with a mean of .346.

The Crimson Sox received the final assembly 7-3. Garrett Richards secured his fourth victory and Kike Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double, a house run and an RBI for Boston. Ross Stripling took his third loss for Toronto.

TOP PERFORMERS: Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 11 dwelling runs and is batting .327.

Rafael Devers leads the Crimson Sox with 34 RBIs and is batting .276.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 7-3, .291 batting common, 3.94 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs

Crimson Sox: 5-5, .245 batting common, 3.58 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Kirby Yates: (tommy john surgical procedure), David Phelps: (proper lat), Patrick Murphy: (shoulder), Tommy Milone: (undisclosed), Julian Merryweather: (left indirect), Tom Hatch: (elbow), Anthony Castro: (forearm), Ryan Borucki: (forearm), George Springer: (quad), Rowdy Tellez: (hamstring), Joe Panik: (calf), Alejandro Kirk: (left hip flexor).

Crimson Sox: Chris Sale: (elbow), Ryan Brasier: (left calf), Christian Arroyo: (left hand).

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The Related Press created this story utilizing know-how supplied by Information Skrive and knowledge from Sportradar.

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