The Toronto Blue Jays will look to secure the series sweep today against the Boston Red Sox after their 13-inning win yesterday. A game filled with baserunning blunders and missed opportunities, it wasn't exactly a confidence-inspiring victory, but at this time of year, a win is a win. The Jays sit in the third Wild Card position heading into action today, trailing the Rangers by 0.5 games and ahead of the Mariners by 0.5 games. The Red Sox will try and play spoiler from the basement of the AL East.
Probable starting pitchers
- Hyun Jin Ryu will try to shut down the Red Sox in his ninth start since returning from Tommy John surgery. The veteran lefty is 3-3 with a solid 2.93 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP this season. Ryu got through six innings for the first time in his last start, which came in a three-run, five-strikeout effort against the Rangers. In six games versus Boston in his career, Ryu has a 4.01 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings.
- The Red Sox will send Nick Pivetta to the hill to try and avoid the sweep. Pivetta, 30, has had multiple roles for Boston this season, starting 13 games and pitching out of the bullpen as a short-stint and bulk reliever. He carries a 4.56 ERA into today's matchup but can rack up the strikeouts with an 11.77 K/9. Last time out, he struck out 10 Yankees through 5 1/3 innings of work. In 14 innings against the Jays this season, the righty has 14 punchouts, but Toronto has tagged him for four homers and seven runs for a 4.50 ERA.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, September 17
- 1. DH George Springer
- 2. SS Bo Bichette
- 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. 2B Davis Schneider
- 5. RF Cavan Biggio
- 6. 3B Matt Chapman
- 7. CF Kevin Kiermaier
- 8. LF Daulton Varsho
- 9. C Tyler Heineman
Boston Red Sox starting lineup, September 17
- 1. CF Ceddanne Rafaela
- 2. LF Rob Refsnyder
- 3. DH Justin Turner
- 4. 3B Rafael Devers
- 5. RF Adam Duvall
- 6. 2B Pablo Reyes
- 7. SS Trevor Story
- 8. 1B Bobby Dalbec
- 9. C Reese McGuire
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on today?
- Game time: 1:37 pm ET
- Sportsnet, the SN App and TVA Sports will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
- Red Sox fans can catch the game on NESN.
- On a national stage, MLB Network will have the broadcast for out-of-market viewers only.
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 and Sportsnet.ca.
- Red Sox fans can tune into the game on WEEI 93.7, WAMG 890 AM (SP) and WCCM 1490 AM (SP).