Here is your abbreviated series preview before the Toronto Blue Jays upcoming weekend series with the Boston Red Sox.
Game 1 – 7:00 PM (SNET)
Rogers is trying to show he belongs in the Blue Jays rotation next year. I don’t think Alex Anthopoulos is sold. The starting lineups have been posted for game one so I might as well take advantage.
Tonight's @BlueJays lineup; Reyes-SS Davis-LF Lawrie-3B Rasmus-CF Sierra-DH DeRosa-1B Gose-CF Arencibia-C Goins-2B Rogers-P
— Blue Jays-Official (@BlueJays) September 20, 2013
Updated 9/20 vs TOR: Pedroia 2B, Nava RF, Ortiz DH, Napoli 1B, Carp LF, Salty C, Middlebrooks 3B, Drew SS, Bradley Jr CF, Lester P
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) September 20, 2013
Game 2 – 7:00 PM (SNET)
Buchholz has returned from injury to post two consecutive solid starts. He has yet to allow a run in 11 innings. If he’s in shape for the playoff it’s a huge boost for the Red Sox.
Game 3 – 1:30 PM (SNET-1)
I’m assuming the Red Sox will have clinched the division by this point. If they haven’t, it’s a victory for the Jays.
News and notes
The Red Sox can clinch the American League division crown with a victory over the Blue Jays tonight…. Rogers has put up a 0.75 ERA against the Red Sox in two starts (ESPN)… Mark Buehrle has a career 5.12 ERA at Fenway (Toronto Star)… Koji Uehara has allowed only 11 hits, two walks and two earned runs in 39.2 innings since taking over the closer’s role for Boston (Toronto Star).