Mariners host Blue Jays on winning streak at home |

Toronto Blue Jays (45-39, fourth in the American League East) vs. Seattle Mariners (42-42, second in the American League West)

Seattle; Saturday, 10:10 p.m. EDT

POSSIBLE PITCHING: Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (9-3, 2.33 ERA, .99 WHIP, 90 strikeouts); Mariners: Robbie Ray (7-6, 3.62 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 117 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS BET LINE: Blue Jays -125, Mariners +106; plus/minus is 7 races

THE BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners, riding a three-game home winning streak, host the Toronto Blue Jays.

Seattle is 42-42 overall and 21-20 at home. The Mariners have gone 30-6 in games in which they have scored at least five runs.

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Toronto has gone 20-21 in road games and 45-39 overall. The Blue Jays have the third-best team batting average in MLB at .258.

Saturday’s matchup is the fifth time these teams have met this season. The season series is tied 2-2.

PEAK PERFORMERS: Ty France has 14 doubles, 10 home runs and 45 RBIs while hitting .315 for the Mariners. Julio Rodríguez is 13-for-38 with two doubles, a triple and four home runs in the last 10 games.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ranks second on the Blue Jays with 32 extra-base hits (13 doubles and 19 home runs). Teoscar Hernandez is 9-for-34 with a double, two home runs and three RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 8-2, .250 batting average, 2.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs

Blue Jays: 3-7, .264 batting average, 4.91 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

INJURIES: Mariners: Tom Murphy – 60-day IL (shoulder), Taylor Trammell – 10-day IL (hamstring), Luis Torrens – 10-day IL (shoulder), Evan White – 60-day IL (hernia) , Mitch Haniger – 60-day IL (ankle), Kyle Lewis – 7-day IL (concussion), Casey Sadler – 60-day IL (shoulder)

Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi: 15-day IL (neck), Julian Merryweather: 60-day IL (lateral), Kevin Gausman: day-to-day (ankle), Tayler Saucedo: 60-day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (Forearm), Andrew Vasquez: 15-Day IL (Ankle), Danny Jansen: 10-Day IL (Toe), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (Monkey)

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