The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays square off on Tuesday with first pitch set for 7:07 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, and will only be available on local TV or through an MLB.tv subscription. Nick Pivetta will look for a better outing for the Red Sox after struggling through his first three starts, and Kevin Gausman will throw for the Blue Jays with a fantastic to 2022.
Boston lost their third game in a row with a 6-2 loss to Toronto on Monday night despite a strong start from Nathan Eovaldi. They will look for a similar performance from Pivetta on Tuesday, but things have not gone his way early on with a 10.03 ERA through three starts. He went up against the Blue Jays in his last time out, allowing 5 earned runs on 7 hits and 4 walks over 4 innings of work in a 6-1 loss. The Red Sox are not swinging the bats all that well with the fourth-worst on-base percentage. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .344 in his first 64 at-bats.
Toronto won five of their last six games and won their series against Boston last week. The Blue Jays broke an eighth-inning tie on Monday night when Bo Bichette smashed a grand slam. Gausman has a 2.89 ERA in the first three starts of his tenure with Toronto, coming off his best season as a pro with the San Francisco Giants. The Blue Jays have an average offense compared to the rest of the league early on, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to impress as a 23-year-old star in his fourth MLB season with a .344 batting average and 5 home runs.
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays
Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Kevin Gausman
First pitch: 7:07 p.m. ET
Red Sox local broadcast: NBC Sports Boston
Blue Jays local broadcast: Sportsnet
Live stream: MLB.tv (subscription)
Moneyline odds: Blue Jays -195, Red Sox +165
Picks & predictions
Moneyline pick: Blue Jays -195
You will not get a ton of value with this wager when you take the Blue Jays, but there is very little to suggest the Red Sox will come away with a victory in what would be a surprising upset. Toronto has a substantial edge in pitching in this matchup with one of the top throwers in the American League against a struggling Pivetta, whose career numbers have not been all that impressive.
Player prop pick: Bobby Dalbec O0.5 hits (-120)
Dalbec is off to a slow start this season with a .179 batting average, but there’s a decent chance he record a hit on Tuesday night. He finished with 2 hits last night and had success against Gausman last week, hitting 2-for-3 against the Blue Jays starter.
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