Game 146: Blue Jay at Red Sox lineups and notes
Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (99-46)||BLUE JAYS (65-79)|
|Betts RF||McKinney OF|
|Benintendi LF||Travis 2B|
|Martinez DH||Gurriel SS|
|Bogaerts SS||Morales DH|
|Moreland 1B||Solarte 3B|
|Devers 3B||Hernandez OF|
|Holt 2B,||Tellez 1B|
|Leon C||Jansen C|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Davis OF|
|Pitching: LHP David Price (14-6, 3.57).||Pitching: RHP Aaron Sanchez (4-5, 5.17).|
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Sanchez: Bogaerts 6-28, Betts 6-23, Martinez 5-16, Bradley 5-15, Moreland 4-15, Nunez 3-14, Holt 2-13, Kinsler 1-13, Benintendi 3-10, Vazquez 2-8, Devers 1-6, Swihart 0-6, Pearce 1-4, Leon 0-4.
Blue Jays vs. Price: Morales 8-38, Martin 5-32, Pillar 3-22, Smoak 4-20, Travis 7-16, Solarte 3-16, Hernandez 3-10, Grichuk 2-7, Maile 0-7, Gurriel 2-3, Diaz 0-2.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are 13-4 against the Blue Jays this season and have won 11 of the last 13. The have outscored the Jays, 103-74, on the season.
Magic number update: The magic number to win the American League East is nine.
Quality work: Red Sox starters are 3-9 with a 5.38 ERA in the last 21 games. They have had two quality starts in that stretch: Aug. 23 and Sept. 7 by David Price. The lefty is 5-0 with a 2.04 ERA in his last nine starts.
Other notes: The Sox have won two straight and five of seven. They are nine games ahead of the Yankees with 17 games remaining. The Sox are on pace to win 111 games. … Aaron Sanchez has an 8.78 ERA in his last three starts. He is 0-1 with a 6,19 ERA in three starts against the Sox season. … Mookie Betts has 29 homers and 27 stolen bases as he seeks a 30/30 season.
Song of the Day: “Century” by Paul Westerberg.