Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 8/13/13
First Pitch: Tuesday 7:07, Wednesday 7:07, Thursday 7:07  Arms: Tuesday:  Ryan Dempster, RHP (6-8, 4.67 ERA)  vs. Todd Redmond, RHP (1-1, 4.22 ERA)   Wednesday: Jon Lester, LHP (10-7, 4.37 ERA) vs. Josh Johnson, RHP (2-8, 6.20 ERA)   Thursday: Jake Peavy, RHP (1-0, 6.00 ERA) vs. Mark Buehrle, LHP (8-7, 4.43 ERA)                                    Yard: Rogers Centre   Watch it: NESN   Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup   Record: 71-49 (1st AL East) Record: 54-64 (Last AL East | 16 GB) On road: 32-28 At home: 29-31 Streak: L1 Streak: L2     Leaders at the plate  Leaders at the plate Average: Ortiz (.326) Average: Reyes (.310) Homers: Ortiz (22) Homers: Encarnacion (30) RBI: Ortiz (74) RBI: Encarnacion (89) Leaders on the mound Leaders on the mound  Wins: Lester (10) Wins: Dickey (9) ERA: Lackey (3.32) | Uehara (1.35) ERA: Buehrle (4.43) | Santos (1.93) K's: Lester (129) K's: Dickey (122) Last time The Sox are 8-5 against the Birds of the north and closed out the month of June winning 3-of-4 against the Jays at Fenway. Dustin Pedroia was a beast for most of the series, going a combined 6-for-12 in the first 3 games with a homer, triple, double, and a couple of singles mixed in there. The Jays did not make it easy on the Sox and pitching, as the Sox only outscored Toronto 21-19 in the 4 games. They still managed 3 wins, which is good enough for me. This time Laser Show: David Ortiz Maybe it's his 31 homers 30 doubles, and 86 RBI at the Rogers Centre/SkyDome in his career. Maybe it is because he is just doing so damn well at the plate (except the last 2 games). Or, maybe because I just plain love the guy. Pitch Around: Jose Bautista & Edwin Encarnacion I don't even have to mention their names for everyone in this category to know to intentionally walk them every damn time they are at the plate. Each guy hit at least one homer in the last series, and each series prior this season. Don't Fall Behind: No one Yeah, none of those guys raise any concern. Swing away! How we see it goin' down The Sox have not been playing great baseball at all recently. The Jays have not been playing good baseball since 1992, so the Sox have the upper hand. The Sox are about to get hot again, and this is the series. I feel a sweep. Yeah, that sounds good. 
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