Red Sox Start 3-Game Series Against Blue Jays In Toronto

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Drew Pomeranz will be pitching tonight. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- It's Game 1 of 3 tonight for the Red Sox and Blue Jays as Boston sets out on the road for the first of nine games away from Fenway Park. Boston is 37-and-19 on the road this season--good for second best in the majors, behind only Houston.

Four of those victories have been claimed in Toronto--one in a game started by Drew Pomeranz, who is scheduled to take the mound tonight in the opener. It's been a tough season so far for the lanky lefty. Saddled with a couple of stints on the DL, Pomeranz is just 1-and-5 for the year, and that lone victory did not come in the aforementioned win at the Rogers Center, because Pomeranz was yanked in that game after four innings.

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After their four-game sweep of the Yankees, the Red Sox are 45 games above .500.

But Pomeranz has been working hard on his craft since his last return from the DL, and he thinks a tweak or two here or there could make all the difference.

"Sometimes you make a couple bad pitches," he said. "If you could take those back, it completely changes the game. I think there's some adjustments I could make with my pitch selection, and just some of the things I've been working on that can help me not have to be so fine with everything, be a little less predictable."

Meanwhile, Toronto will send Marcus Stroman to the hill--another pitcher who's having troubles of his own in 2018. Strohman has a career-high ERA of over five and a half, and after starting the season 0-5, he had won four of his last six decisions--but got roughed up last week in Oakland by the surging A's, tagged for eleven hits and seven runs in an 8-3 loss.

As for the rest of the series for Boston, left-hander Brian Johnson will start in place of injured Chris Sale Wednesday. For the finale Thursday, it's Rick Porcello, looking for a fifteenth win.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Chris Fama (@cfama_wbz) reports

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