AL East Division rivals will clash on Monday afternoon, when the Toronto Blue Jays visit Fenway Park to take on the Boston Red Sox. On Sunday, Devon Travis and Dwight Smith Jr. provided two-run doubles to lead the Blue Jays to a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia. J.A. Happ pitched into the seventh inning for Toronto, who is three games below .500 overall.
Twenty-five year old righty Aaron Sanchez (2-4 4.07 ERA) will make his 11th start of the season for the Blue Jays. Control has been an issue for Sanchez, who has walked 34 batters in 55 plus innings of work.
The Boston Red Sox have won 36 of their first 53 games and own the best record in the majors. On Sunday, Boston failed to complete a weekend sweep of visiting Atlanta and fell by a 7-1 final score. The Red Sox managed just four hits in defeat and lead the New York Yankees by one full game for the division lead.
The Red Sox will counter with thirty-two year old lefty David Price (4-4 4.08 ERA) on Memorial Day. Boston has won each of Price’s last three starts and he has allowed five runs over his last 20 plus frames.