The Toronto Blue Jays pay their first visit to Fenway Park in 2014. They'll be joined by lefthander Rob Rasmussen, who has been called up from Buffalo.
Rob Rasmussen posted a 2.65 earned run average and struck out 19 batters in 17 innings with Buffalo this season. According to BlueJays.com, he will wear #59, joining the immortal Carlos Diaz, Mark Dalesandro, Adam Peterson, Curtis Thigpen, Jesse Carlson, Randy Wells and "Strasburg Canada" himself, Brad Mills to wear those digits.
The Blue Jays carry a 23-22 record into this series while the Red Sox are three game below .500 at 20-23. The two clubs faced each other back in April at the Dome where Boston took two of out three. The Sox handled Mark Buehrle his lone loss of the 2014 season in the opener and drew eight walks off Brandon Morrow in the middle game to hold off the Jays 7-6. R.A. Dickey prevented the series sweep by winning on his bobblehead day, lasting 6.1 innings in a 7-1 victory.
Series Schedule & Probable Starters...
Tonight, 7:10 pm ET - LHP J.A. Happ (2-1, 3.74) vs. LHP Felix Doubront (2-3, 4.54).
Wednesday, 7:10 pm ET - RHP Drew Hutchison (2-3, 3.64) vs RHP Clay Buchholz (2-3, 6.17).
Thursday, 4:05 pm ET - LHP Mark Buehrle (7-1, 2.11) vs. LHP Jon Lester (4-5, 2.67).
Tonight's lineup - Reyes SS, Cabrera LF, Bautista RF, Encarnacion 1B, Lawrie 3B, Navarro DH, Tolleson 2B, Kratz C, Pillar CF.