Series preview: Blue Jays at Red Sox
FENWAY PARK MONDAY, 7 p.m.
RH Marcus Stroman (9-5, 3.28) vs. LH Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2, 3.54)
TUESDAY, 7 p.m.
LH J.A. Happ (3-6, 3.54) vs. RH Doug Fister (0-3, 6.75)
WEDNESDAY, 7 p.m.
RH Aaron Sanchez (1-2, 3.94) vs. LH Drew Pomeranz (9-4, 3.75)
THURSDAY, 1:30 p.m.
TBA vs. LH Chris Sale (11-4, 2.59)
Bautista/Betts The battle of the right fielders. Red Sox leadoff hitter Mookie Betts had his way with the Blue Jays in a threegame sweep at the Rogers Centre from June 30 to July 2, including a career-high eight-RBI performance in the finale. Jose Bautista homered in Sunday’s win in Detroit and was slashing .278/.404/.417 since taking over at the top of Toronto’s lineup in late June. NEED TO KNOW Boston cut ties with third baseman
Pablo Sandoval this past week and has reportedly talked to the White Sox about veteran Todd Frazier. … The Red Sox outscored the Blue Jays 29-6 in that three-game set the last time they met. … Toronto’s Thursday starter depends on Francisco Liriano’s recovery from neck spasms.
Joe Biagini could take his place.
Three in Cleveland starting Friday to close out a 10-game road trip. Laura Armstrong