Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 11, 2019

No doubt, the Blue Jays' enthusiastic use of the opener strategy has upped their starter tally.

Tellez is 15 for 35 (.429) with six home runs and 13 RBI in 10 games against the Red Sox this season.

Chacin has allowed zero hits and zero runs with four strikeouts in three innings since coming over from Milwaukee.

The Toronto Blue Jays also haven't won back-to-back games in a month, and the Red Sox are in must win territory if they have any hope of saving their season.

Zeuch did well to keep his composure after Betts launched the ball off the foul screen in left field.

"I've finally found a little something I can maintain, so I'm just trying to ride it", Betts said. I'll take the Red Sox, but the price isn't ideal given their current form. Price pitched two innings against the Angels on September 1, his first action since August 4, but was scratched from Friday's start against the Yankees. SS Xander Boagerts (rest) got the day off. Cora said other regulars are likely to sit periodically as the season winds down.

The Red Sox chased Zeuch in the fifth after doubles by Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez. Devers became the youngest Red Sox player ever to hit the 50-double mark in a season and the ninth player ever to do so.

"He's been awesome for us", Cora said. Six relievers have pitched in the first inning for Toronto this season, led by Wilmer Font, whose 10 starts are already tied for the fourth most on the team, which is kind of nuts considering he joined the Blue Jays in mid-July. That moved the Blue Jays into a tie for second-most in Major League Baseball history, trailing only the 1915 Philadelphia Athletics (24 starters).

Blue Jays: Oakland claimed C Beau Taylor on waivers. Taylor was designated for assignment Saturday when Toronto selected LHP Anthony Kay from Triple-A.

The Blue Jays observed a moment of silence before the game in honor of Chris Duncan. The brother of former Toronto coach and current front office executive Shelley Duncan died of brain cancer last week.

Red Sox: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (3-10, 5.66) made his Boston debut as an opener against the Yankees on September 6, striking out four in two scoreless innings.

Blue Jays: RHP Trent Thornton (4-9, 5.23) is 0-2 with a 12.93 ERA in three starts against Boston. The rookie is winless in six outings since winning at Baltimore on August 1.

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