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Jays Try To Break The Boston Curse

NEW YORK - AUGUST 03:  Vernon Wells #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats against of the New York Yankees on August 3, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Jays defeated the Yankees 8-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Todd WhittomContributor IAugust 11, 2010

If there's 1 team that has owned the Jays in 2010, it would be those pesky Boston Red Sox!  Going into tonights game at Rogers Centre, the Jays have a record of 2-8 against their AL East Rivals.

Toronto hands the ball to Shawn Marcum (10-5, 3.44) tonight who is 5-1 with a 2.77 ERA for his career in 8 starts vs the Red Sox.  Boston will counter with Clay Buchholz (12-5, 2.66 ERA) who has been hot as of late going 2-0 with a 2.01 ERA in his last 3 starts.  Lifetime against the Jays Buchholz is 4-3 lifetime against Toronto.

So a pitchers duel it is tonight with Marcum & Buchholz facing two of the best hitting clubs in the American League.  Last time they faced each other was April 27th in Toronto, with Buchholz coming out victorious 2-1.

Vernon Wells returns to the Jays lineup tonight after suffering a fractured toe on Sunday when he made a miraculous catch against Tampa Bay. 

It's going to be a long night for hitters but as strong as these hitters are who am I to say what's going to happen.  I just hope the Jays can break the 2010 curse and walk away with win.




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