Given how much the Blue Jays (61-50) have struggled against their own division so far in 2023, Friday night was a positive step in Boston. Another positive, was Davis Schneider hitting a home run in his first Major League at-bat. Now, it's a case of building on the 7-3 win and putting some separation between themselves at the Red Sox (57-52).
Probable starting pitchers
We've written about this already, but it's worth repeating that José Berríos (8-7) is enjoying a fine bounce-back campaign. In fact, he's actually projected to have the lowest ERA of his career (3.31) and is second among all Blue Jays pitchers with a 2.1 WAR. Berríos had a fine outing last time out versus the Angels, allowing just six hits, two walks and one earned run in 6.0 innings, striking out six batters in the process.
In an interesting decision the Red Sox counter with John Schreiber (1-1), who is a relief pitcher. In addition, he only recently returned from the 6-day Injured List. For the season, Schreiber has a 3.74 ERA and 1.431 WHIP in 21.2 innings over 22 appearances.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, August 5
- 1. LF Whit Merrifield
- 2. DH Brandon Belt
- 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. RF George Springer
- 5. C Danny Jansen
- 6. 3B Matt Chapman
- 7. CF Daulton Varsho
- 8. 2B Davis Schneider
- 9. SS Paul DeJong
Boston Red Sox starting lineup, August 5
- 1. CF Jarren Duran
- 2. LF Masataka Yoshida
- 3. DH Justin Turner
- 4. 3B Rafael Devers
- 5. RF Adam Duvall
- 6. 1B Triston Casas
- 7. 2B Luis Urias
- 8. C Connor Wong
- 9. SS Yu Chang
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on today?
- Game time:- 4:10 pm ET
- Sportsnet and TVA Sports will have the broadcast for the Blue Jays.
- The Red Sox broadcast will be on NESN.
How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game today?
How can I listen to the Toronto Blue Jays game today?
- The Blue Jays broadcast will be on Sportsnet 590.
- Red Sox fans can tune into the game on WEEI 93.7, WAMG 890 AM and WCCM 1490.