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Jays avoid Sale, face Fister in series finale vs. Red Sox

BOSTON -- The struggling Toronto Blue Jays may well have dodged a bullet when the Boston Red Sox announced this week that ace Chris Sale was not going to pitch the series finale Thursday.

Because Doug Fister had to work in relief during a 16-inning loss to the New York Yankees last Saturday, the Red Sox shuffled their pitchers. They brought Brian Johnson up to pitch Tuesday night, moved Fister from Tuesday to Sunday and Sale from Thursday to Friday, when Boston opens a road trip against the Angels in Anaheim.

Sale has faced the Blue Jays twice this season, allowing no runs and just eight hits, with two walks and 24 strikeouts. That raised his career record against Toronto to 5-2 with a 1.68 ERA (he is 5-0 with a 1.39 ERA against the Angels).

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Leaders
AVG: J. Smoak.294
HR: J. Smoak24
RBI: J. Smoak59
SB: K. Pillar12
W: M. Stroman9
ERA: M. Stroman3.10
Saves: R. Osuna23
K: M. Estrada115
AL East
TeamWLPctGB
Boston 5442.563-
Tampa Bay 5145.5313
NY Yankees 4845.5164.5
Baltimore 4549.4798
Toronto 4351.45710
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .242 (26)
Runs: 388 (26)
Hits: 772 (27)
Home Runs: 123 (13)
Stolen Bases: 32 (27)
OBP: .315 (22)
SLG: .405 (25)
Total Bases: 1290 (25)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.48 (16)
Runs Allowed: 462 (20)
Saves: 26 (9)
Strikeouts: 825 (8)
OpBA: .257 (17)
OBP: .328 (16)
SLG: .432 (18)
Run Support: 4.12 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/19 M. Bolsinger Placed on 10-Day DL (Left knee inflammation)
7/19 C. Valdez Called Up from Minors
7/17 L. Harrell Designated for Assignment
7/17 D. Leone Called Up from Minors
7/14 J. Smith Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/19 M. Bolsinger Left knee inflammation (on 10-day DL)
7/15 F. Liriano Neck tightness (day-to-day)
7/4 L. Maile Right knee irritation (on 10-day DL)
6/21 L. Campos Groin strain (on 10-day DL)
6/16 J. Smith Right shoulder inflammation (on 10-day DL)
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