The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox will begin a four-game series when they get things started at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Monday afternoon.
Boston is coming off a three-game set with the Astros in which it lost two of three. The Blue Jays recently split four games with the White Sox.
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Edwin Jackson (0-0, 3.60 ERA) will oppose Price on Monday. The right-hander set a major league record by appearing for his 14th team when he made his Blue Jays debut at San Francisco this past Wednesday. He allowed three runs–two earned–on six hits and a walk in five innings while striking out a pair in the no-decision.
Jackson last faced Boston as a member of the San Diego Padres in 2016 and is 3-4 with a 4.64 ERA in 15 career games (12 starts) against the Red Sox.
Rodriguez started strong in his last start against the Rockies but faded at the end, giving up five runs over seven-plus innings. In 12 career appearances against the Blue Jays, Rodriguez is 3-3 with a 4.34 ERA.
The Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will be matching up in MLB activity to kick off their series on Monday.
Boston is coming off a big weekend series versus the Astros. The Red Sox lost the first two games of that set 3-1 Friday and 7-3 Saturday, but then on Sunday Boston blocked the sweep with a 4-3 victory.
For the Monday game, the Sox will be sending out lefty David Price in the start. Across his 36.0 innings and 1-2 mark this year, Price has a 3.75 ERA with 42 Ks and 10 BBs.
Over on the Jays’ side, they just finished up against the White Sox in a four-game set this weekend. Toronto split that series, taking wins on Friday and Sunday with losses Thursday and Saturday.
For Monday’s outing, the Blue Jays will be going with Edwin Jackson in the starting role. Over one appearance with 5.0 innings, Jackson has a 3.60 ERA with two Ks and one walk.
The Red Sox are 10-4 in their last 14 Monday games and 1-4 in their last five in game one of a series. Boston is 4-0 in Price’s last four starts on turf and 43-21 in his last 64 starts.
Meanwhile, the Jays are 1-5 in their last six home games and 0-5 in their last five after a win. Toronto is 3-9 in their last 12 Monday games and 5-13 in their last 18 overall.