The Toronto Blue Jays (81-67) will look for continued power from a slugger on a hot streak against the Boston Red Sox (74-74) on Saturday at 3:07 PM ET, at Rogers Centre. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is currently on a two-game homer streak.

The Blue Jays will give the nod to Chris Bassitt (14-8, 3.83 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 15 on the season, and the Red Sox will turn to Chris Sale (6-4, 4.88 ERA).

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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 3:07 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Bassitt - TOR (14-8, 3.83 ERA) vs Sale - BOS (6-4, 4.88 ERA)

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Red Sox Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Chris Sale

  • Sale (6-4) gets the starting nod for the Red Sox in his 18th start of the season. He's put together a 4.88 ERA in 86 2/3 innings pitched, with 106 strikeouts.
  • The lefty's most recent appearance came on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles, when he threw four innings, surrendering six earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In 17 games this season, the 34-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.88, with 11 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .238 against him.
  • Sale has five quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Sale will try to record his 11th game of five or more innings pitched this season. He's averaging 5.1 innings per appearance.
  • In one of his 17 total appearances this season he has not allowed an earned run.

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Blue Jays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Chris Bassitt

  • The Blue Jays will hand the ball to Bassitt (14-8) for his 31st start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last appearance was on Monday, when he threw 5 1/3 innings against the Texas Rangers, giving up five earned runs while allowing nine hits.
  • The 34-year-old has pitched in 30 games this season with a 3.83 ERA and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .237.
  • He has earned a quality start 18 times in 30 starts this season.
  • Bassitt has 11 starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • He has eight appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his 30 chances this season.
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 34-year-old's 3.83 ERA ranks 30th, 1.198 WHIP ranks 22nd, and 8.1 K/9 ranks 33rd.

Chris Bassitt vs. Red Sox

  • The Red Sox are batting .263 this season, third in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .435 (sixth in the league) with 174 home runs.
  • The Red Sox have gone 7-for-27 with two doubles, a home run and an RBI in one game against the right-hander this season.

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