Blue Jays vs. Red Sox: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch
Yusei Kikuchi takes the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays (18-11) when they visit starter Tanner Houck and the Boston Red Sox (16-14) at 7:10 PM ET on Tuesday.
Find out how to watch the Toronto-Boston matchup below.
When is Blue Jays vs. Red Sox and when does it start?
This contest between the Blue Jays and Red Sox is scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Be ready to see the opening pitch at 7:10 PM ET.
Where to watch Blue Jays vs. Red Sox
The Blue Jays and Red Sox will take to the field at Fenway Park for this matchup on May 2, and if you would like to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on TBS.
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Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Game Preview
These clubs play again after the Red Sox’s 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays yesterday. Josh Winckowski (2.0 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 K) picked up the win for the Red Sox. Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and an RBI to lead the team on offense. Jordan Romano (0.0 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 K) took the loss on the mound for the Blue Jays.
Blue Jays Stats, Odds & Insights
The Blue Jays have compiled a 13-7 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 65% of those games).
Toronto ranks 17th in MLB action with 32 total home runs.
The Blue Jays are 15th in baseball with a .408 slugging percentage.
Toronto has the 12th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.99).
The Blue Jays have the seventh-lowest WHIP in baseball (1.198).
Red Sox Stats, Odds & Insights
The Red Sox have entered the game as underdogs 16 times this season and won seven, or 43.8%, of those games.
Boston ranks fifth in Major League Baseball with 40 home runs.
Fueled by 106 extra-base hits, the Red Sox rank sixth in MLB with a .445 slugging percentage this season.
Boston pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.96 ERA this year, which ranks 24th in MLB.
Red Sox pitchers have a 1.358 WHIP this season, 21st in the majors.
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Blue Jays Starter Recent Performance: Yusei Kikuchi
|vs. White Sox||Apr. 26||5.2||4||0||0||8||1|
|at Yankees||Apr. 21||6.0||4||1||1||3||2|
|vs. Rays||Apr. 15||6.0||4||1||1||9||1|
|at Angels||Apr. 9||4.1||9||6||6||6||1|
|at Royals||Apr. 4||5.0||3||1||1||2||1|
Red Sox Starter Recent Performance: Tanner Houck
|at Orioles||Apr. 26||5.0||7||4||3||2||2|
|vs. Twins||Apr. 20||7.0||6||3||3||7||1|
|vs. Angels||Apr. 14||4.0||4||2||2||6||4|
|at Tigers||Apr. 8||5.0||3||2||2||4||2|
|vs. Orioles||Apr. 2||5.0||5||3||3||5||1|
Blue Jays Key Players to Watch
The Blue Jays are sending Kikuchi (4-0) to the mound for his sixth start of the season. He is 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 28 strikeouts through 27 2/3 innings pitched.
His last appearance was on Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox, when the lefty tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
In five games this season, the 31-year-old has put up a 3.00 ERA and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .240 to opposing batters.
Bo Bichette is batting .344 this season with a team-high seven home runs and 21 RBI.
Matt Chapman leads Toronto in runs batted in with 21 while batting .379 with five homers.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is slashing .304/.386/.487 this season for the Blue Jays.
Red Sox Key Players to Watch
The Red Sox will hand the ball to Houck (3-1) for his sixth start of the season.
The right-hander gave up three earned runs in five innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles.
The 26-year-old has an ERA of 4.50 and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .258 in five games this season.
Verdugo has put up a team-best batting average of .311.
Rafael Devers has put his power on display as he paces his team with 10 home runs and 27 runs batted in.
Masataka Yoshida is batting .286 with five doubles, four home runs and 12 walks.
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