The Red Sox are headed to Toronto riding high off a three-game sweep of the Yankees. With six straight wins at their backs, Boston is not only the hottest team in the American League, but also the best with their record sitting at 36-26.
It didn't start like this, however. After all, it was not two months ago that the Sox sat at 2-10, below every other team in the league. It was the Blue Jays who handed them their tenth loss of the season, and then the Blue Jays who, in the next three games, turned everything around. The Sox won all three remaining games by a combined score of 21-3.
Since that series against the Blue Jays, the Sox have gone 31-16.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays have spent all season just treading water. Only once falling significantly below .500 at 15-20, the Jays rattled off six straight wins to bounce back, and haven't strayed from the mark by more than two games since.
The last time the two teams faced eachother,the Jays picked up a short two-game sweep of the Red Sox courtesy of a couple of poor starts from Jon Lester and John Lackey. Now, along with Clay Buchholz, they'll get their chance for redemption.
Boston Red Sox (36-26) at Toronto Blue Jays (32-31)
Friday, June 10, 7:07 p.m.
Clay Buchholz (4-3, 3.82) vs. Jo-Jo Reyes (2-4, 4.16 ERA)
Saturday, June 11, 1:07 p.m.
John Lackey (3-5, 7.60 ERA) vs. Brandon Morrow (2-3, 4.50 ERA)
Sunday June 12, 1:07 p.m.
Jon Lester (8-2, 3.98 ERA) vs. Kyle Drabek (4-4, 4.98 ERA)