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Slumping Blue Jays look to break 4-game skid

April 9, 2019

Toronto Blue Jays (3-8, fifth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (3-8, fourth in the AL East)

Boston; Tuesday, 2 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Matt Shoemaker (2-0, .00 ERA) Red Sox: Chris Sale (0-2, 8.00 ERA)

LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays enter the matchup as losers of their last four games.

The Red Sox finished 52-24 against AL East Division opponents in 2018. Boston hit .268 as a team last season and averaged 3.7 extra base hits per game.

The Blue Jays finished 30-46 against AL East Division opponents in 2018. Toronto hit .244 as a team with 3.4 extra base hits per game and 16 total triples last year. The Red Sox won the season series 15-4 in 2018.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.