Blue Jays face White Sox as playoff race intensifies

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Jul 3, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Felix Doubront pitches in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers pitches at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: Tuesday, July 7th   –   8:10 ET

Felix Doubront (Probable) vs. Jose Quintana

Toronto’s revolving door at the back end of the rotation is still spinning, and the next benefactor is expected to be Felix Doubront. After being called up from AAA Buffalo recently, Doubront pitched 2.1 innings of relief on Friday against the Detroit Tigers, allowing one earned run on three hits with a strikeout.

Doubront has been impressive in Buffalo and has certainly earned the opportunity to fill the void left my the demotion of Matt Boyd as the club awaits Aaron Sanchez to return from injury. Depending on the quality of this start, health of Sanchez and performance of top prospect Daniel Norris in AAA, Doubront could stay with the MLB club as a long relief man even if his stay in the rotation is a one-off.

Jose Quintana will counter for the White Sox as he comes off an impressive win over the St. Louis Cardinals in his last start. Similar to someone like Buehrle, Quintana tends to allow his fair share of base runners, but has limited the damage well with a 3.81 ERA. His fastball tops out at approximately 92 MPH while his slider, changeup and curveball all exist in the low-to-mid 80s.

Next: Game 3: Battle of the XL ERAs