Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the bashing Toronto Blue Jays try to increase their power at Fenway Park
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Cursing Blue Jays try to maintain their surge of power at Fenway Park.
Teoscar Hernandez hit a pair of three-run shots at the Green Monster as Toronto scored eight home runs – the most ever allowed in a game by the Red Sox – on Sunday, 18-4.
The Blue Jays have hit 13 homers in Boston over the past two days, nine of which have cleared Monsters.
Meanwhile, Marcus Semien extended his road hitting streak to 26 games, the best in the majors as Dexter Fowler safely hit 27 straight road games for the Cubs from September 2015 to May 2016.
Blue Jays rookie Alec Manoah (1–0, 3.14 ERA) opened the series finale against Nathan Iovaldi (7–3, 4.11).
windy city showdown
The teams with the best two records in the Major meet in Chicago when the Rays take on the White Sox in a set of three games.
Randy Arozerena and Tampa Bay are 42-24 and have won 23 of their last 28. Jose Abreu and the White Sox are 41-24.
“It should be a really fun series,” said Rays manager Kevin Cash. “They’re a talented team. You’ve seen it coming in the last few seasons. You saw the youngsters they had, and now they’ve developed. They’ve added some big pieces. Their pitching has been tremendous.”
Lance Lynn (7-1, 1.23 ERA) starts against Tyler Glasnow (5-2, 2.57) for the White Sox.
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Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. gets a break, a day after he was knocked out in a 6-4 win in Miami in what the team said was true pectoral soreness.
“I don’t see it as dull,” said manager Brian Snitker.
Acuna is hitting .282 with 18 home runs and 39 RBI.
The Braves are closed until the start of the series against Boston at home on Tuesday night.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is having a back cramp, the latest setback in a career filled with impressive feats and persistent injuries.
Judges didn’t play in a 7-0 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. Manager Aaron Boone said postgame that the judge was also unavailable for pinch-hitting duties and would undergo off-day treatment on Monday.
The star outfielder is hitting .289 with 15 home runs and 35 RBIs.
New York have lost seven out of nine and are fourth in the AL East, only one game at .500. More than
Baltimore has dropped 15 road games in a row, extending its worst slide since the St. Louis Browns moved to Maryland in 1954 and became the Orioles.
The Orioles were swept away for the seventh time this season with their latest loss at Tampa Bay and have a worst record of 22-42.
“We have to keep playing, keep our heads up,” said Baltimore shortstop Freddy Galvis. “That’s it, man.”
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said a pitcher from Triple-A Norfolk would probably be called in to start in Cleveland.
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