The former AL East leader and last year’s World Series champs will meet for game two of a three-game set in Boston on Tuesday night. Toronto has not been able to recover the lead in the AL East from Baltimore following a skid prior to the All-Star break, but they are getting close. The Blue Jays are just 2.5 games out of first after winning three straight games. Boston will not defend their World Series title as they sit 11 games out of first in the East. We will back Toronto on the road tonight.

Toronto inching closer to the top spot in the East

The Blue Jays are trying to recover from a mid-season swoon that saw them drop from first in the AL East. They now sit just 2.5 games behind the Orioles for the lead. Marcus Stroman will take the mound tonight as one of the most reliable starters in their rotation. He is 6-2 with an ERA of 3.21, having taken a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his start against Boston his last time on the mound. 

Red Sox seeing defense of championship fade quickly

Boston has not a good team from day one of the season and they are a long ways from being good again this season. They are 11 games out of first in the AL East and will need a miracle to win the division or even make the playoffs via a Wild Card spot. The Red Sox are just one game over the .500 mark at home this year and could make some moves prior to the trade deadline this week.

On Tuesday night, the Red Sox will host the Blue Jays for an AL East contest. We will place our bet over at, where the visiting Blue Jays are favored to win. We are going to drop 15 percent of our bankroll on Toronto and the -106 money line as they win the second game of this series. 

Toronto vs Boston 7-29-14