The red-hot Texas Rangers have 11 wins in their last 12 games, but they hit Fenway Park to face the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night with a starting pitcher who has lived a long nightmare on the road. Andrew Cashner, who faces reigning Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello in the opener of a three-game series -- and a six-game Boston homestand -- has failed to win a road game since Sept. 16, 2015. Pitching for three different teams, Cashner is 0-8 in his last 17 road starts and has failed to win in 21 of his last 22 away from home.
Toronto Blue Jays at Milwaukee Brewers The series Two games at Miller Park Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. (SN One) TOR Joe Biagini (R, 1-2, 3.41) vs. MIL Jimmy Nelson (R, 2-2, 3.86) Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. (Sportsnet) TOR Marcus Stroman (R, 4-2, 3.00) vs. MIL Matt Garza (R, 2-0, 2.43) On deck: Three games vs. Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre starting Friday. The Blue Jays Current record 19-26 (9-15 on the road; 5-5 in last 10) Projected wins 81 (FanGraphs); 77 (Baseball Prospectus) This interactive chart tracks the Blue Jays’ rolling weighted on-base average, charting the peaks and valleys of 10-game segments throughout the season in comparison to the same data from 2016. For more on wOBA, follow this link. Current
The Boston Red Sox, who scored 23 runs in their past two games after threatening to fall below .500, have their ace facing the Texas Rangers in the second game of a three-game series Wednesday night. "We've got Chris Sale going tomorrow, and that's another boost for momentum to sustain it in our favor," Boston manager John Farrell said Tuesday after the Red Sox's 11-6 victory over the Rangers. Texas (24-22) had more hits than Boston (23-21) in the series opener, 13-12, but Boston pitchers didn't issue a walk while Rangers pitchers gave away eight free passes.