The Red Sox will turn to their ace, needing him to put an end to a three-game losing streak and pick them up after the disaster that was Saturday afternoon's game.
|BOSTON RED SOX||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Mookie Betts, RF||Jose Bautista, RF|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||Josh Donaldson, 3B|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|David Ortiz, DH||Justin Smoak, 1B|
|Hanley Ramirez, 1B||Devon Travis, 2B|
|Jackie Bradley Jr., CF||Darwin Barney, SS|
|Travis Shaw, 3B||Kevin Pillar, CF|
|Christian Vazquez, C||Ezequiel Carrera, LF|
|Blake Swihart, LF||Josh Thole, C|
|Starting Pitcher -- David Price||Starting Pitcher -- R.A. Dickey|
This game is very much the type David Price was brought here to pitch. The bullpen is battered, the Blue Jays are rallying in the East, and the Red Sox are probably a bit demoralized after yesterday. They need a win, and they certainly need it when the pitching matchup is Price vs. Dickey.
Really, there's not much more to be said here. Boston's lineup is obviously still capable of putting together huge run totals. They just need something less than a total disaster on the mound to work with.
First pitch is at 1:07 p.m. ET with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.