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Preview: Blue Jays (53-48) at Red Sox (46-54)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Fenway Park
Date: June 28, 2013 7:10 PM EDT
  

The Toronto Blue Jays began their current seven-game trip riding a franchise-tying winning streak, but have struggled to simply win a game this week.

Looking to get back on track, the Blue Jays try to keep the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox from a fourth consecutive win Friday night.

Toronto (39-39) won 11 in a row before losing two of three at Tampa Bay, then was unable to recover after Boston (48-33) scored all its runs in the second inning of a 7-4 victory Thursday.

"You assume you're going to cool off a little bit. That's the way the game works," manager John Gibbons told the Blue Jays' official website. "But you can't have any reversed fortunes."

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Dustin Pedroia's two-run homer off Chien-Ming Wang highlighted the big inning for the Red Sox, who have opened a nine-game homestand outscoring opponents 23-11 in three straight wins. They've won 13 of 17 at Fenway Park.

However, the Red Sox received a scare when Jon Lester left in the eighth inning with an apparent injury.

"I slipped a little bit. I guess the doctors were kind of calling it a little jammed hip, a type of zinging sensation down my leg.' Lester said.

"I'm not too worried about it. The doctors didn't seem worried about it."

The Red Sox are already minus nine-game winner Clay Buchholz, who continues to recover from a neck injury.

That means Allen Webster (0-2, 11.25 ERA) gets a second straight start, and third career, since he was recalled from the minors over the weekend. The right-hander needs to be better than Saturday when he gave up a first-inning grand slam to Victor Martinez and one other run in 4 1-3 innings of a 10-3 loss at Detroit.

"The four runs given back in the first set the tone for the entire evening,' Boston manager John Farrell said. "I think he settled down after the first inning and pitched OK.'

Toronto counters with Josh Johnson (1-2, 4.60), who pitched well for five innings then allowed four runs and couldn't get out of the seventh inning, but earned his first win as a Blue Jay in Sunday's 13-5 victory over Baltimore.

"Another good outing for him. That's one win," Gibbons said. "Getting on the board so you've got something to show for it always makes you feel good.'

The right-hander is making his first appearance at Fenway, but is 1-0 with a 3.15 ERA in three starts versus Boston. He gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings of a 6-4 loss to the Red Sox on April 5.

Pedroia, 2 for 5 with a double against Johnson, is 9 for 16 with six RBIs in four games since he batted .146 with four RBIs in the previous 11.

Teammate Jacoby Ellsbury has hit safely in eight straight games and .382 with 11 RBIs his last 25. He's in the midst of an 11-game hitting streak versus Toronto.

The Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hit .350 with four homers and 12 RBIs during the 11-game winning streak, but since then is 2 for 15 with a solo homer in four contests.

Toronto put outfielder Melky Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis after Thursday's loss and recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo. Kawasaki was sent down after Tuesday's game to make room on the roster for shortstop Jose Reyes.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Blue Jays at Red Sox
Thu, Jun 27 Final 4 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Blue Jays at Red Sox
Fri, Jun 28 Final 5 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Blue Jays at Red Sox
Sat, Jun 29 Final 6 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Blue Jays at Red Sox
Sun, Jun 30 Final 4 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  -102   -200   10 
 BOS  -108   +170   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  -102   -190   10 
 BOS  -108   +165   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  60%   0%   84% 
 BOS  40%   100%   16% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 4 Over: 11 
 BOS 7 Cover: +100 
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 May 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 12 Cover: +200 
 BOS 4 Over: 16 
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 May 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 3 Cover: +170 
 BOS 2 Under: 5 
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 May 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 0 Under: 5 
 BOS 5 Cover: +100 
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 May 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 3 Cover: +100 
 TOR 1 Under: 4 
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 May 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 10 Cover: +100 
 TOR 1 Over: 11 
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 Apr 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 7 Over: 16 
 TOR 9 Cover: +105 
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 Apr 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 13 Cover: +112 
 TOR 0 Over: 13 
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 Apr 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 0 Under: 5 
 TOR 5 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 5, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 6 Cover: +133 
 TOR 4 Over: 10 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Friday, Jun 28
 
    Indians at White Sox
5:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Brewers at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Tigers at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Braves
7:30 PM EDT
    Reds at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Indians at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Royals at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Cubs at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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