Boston at Toronto
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
TV: 7:07 p.m. ET, NESN (Boston), Sportsnet (Toronto)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox RH Rick Porcello (14-4, 3.84 ERA) vs. Blue Jays LH Ryan Borucki (1-2, 2.30)
Porcello limited the Yankees to one hit – a solo home run – while striking out nine in his dominant win at home Friday night. He is 3-0 with a 2.18 ERA in three starts since he was lit up by Toronto (eight runs in two innings) at Fenway Park on July 13. That continued Porcello’s career-long struggles versus the Blue Jays, against whom he has a 5.26 ERA in 24 games (23 starts).
Borucki has not allowed an earned run in two of his last three starts, including an eight-inning gem at Seattle on Friday. He has an ERA of 0.90 over the three-start stretch, during which the 24-year-old has walked just one batter in 20 innings. The surge began after Borucki gave up seven runs (four earned) in three frames opposite Porcello last month in Boston.
1. The Red Sox optioned INF Tony Renda to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for Devers.
2. Smoak is batting .353 during his 12-game hitting streak.
3. Martinez is 13-for-28 with two homers and nine RBIs during a seven-game hitting streak.