The best and the worst teams in the Eastern division meet for the decisive game of the series with Toronto trying to build on its rare victory over the Red Sox. Boston has the best record in the American League and is cruising towards a new playoffs berth, with a 10 victories advantage over the New York Yankees.
Odds: Winner Sports 2.05
Boston sent its best starting pitcher on the mound in the opening game of the series and got away with a fairly comfortable victory but slipped in the second match. Now they will rely on Jake Peavy, a starting pitcher that worked wonders back in the day when he played for San Diego Padres. With the Red Sox he has an earned run average of 4.50 which is almost double his numbers when he was at the peak of his form. Even so he put together 9 victories and he has the hard-hitting Boston to thank for this achievement.
Marc Buehrle has a very similar earned-run average and is trying to avoid his eighth defeat this season, after winning just as many in 2013. His performance against Boston is far from ideal as the starting pitcher lost all four games played against them since 2009. On the other hand, he won his last three starts and conceded less than three runs per game, making him an excellent choice for the decisive game.
Following a rough stretch, Toronto is finally playing the kind of baseball that their Canadian fans were waiting for and a victory over the leading Red Sox would mean a lot for them. Winner Sports offers odds of 2.05 for such an outcome in the third game of the series, the most likely scenario for this fixture.