Tampa Bay Rays (42-36, fourth in the American League East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (44-35, second in the AL East)
Toronto; Sunday, 1:37 p.m. EDT
POSSIBLE PITCHERS: Rays: Shane Baz (0-1, 3.37 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 21 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (4-2, 3.12 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 46 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTS BET LINE: Blue Jays -133, Rays +113; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
IN CONCLUSION: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
Toronto has a 44-35 record overall and a 25-17 record in home games. The Blue Jays have gone 24-9 in games in which they didn’t allow a home run.
Tampa Bay is 17-19 in road games and 42-36 overall. The Rays are 25-5 in games when they have scored five or more runs.
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The teams meet on Sunday for the eighth time this season. The Rays lead the season series 4-3.
PEAK PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto with 19 home runs and a .492 slugging percentage. Alejandro Kirk is 11-for-28 with two home runs and six RBIs in the last 10 games.
Yandy Diaz has 11 doubles and three home runs for the Rays. Harold Ramirez is 13-for-30 with three doubles in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 5-5, .279 batting average, 4.75 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Rays: 5-5, .268 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored by one run
INJURIES: Blue Jays: 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), Yimi Garcia: 15-day IL (back), Trevor Richards: 15-day IL (neck), Andrew Vasquez: 15-day IL (ankle), Danny Jansen: 10-day IL (toe), Nate Pearson: 60-day IL (bow)
Rays: Manuel Margot: 60-day IL (knee), Andrew Kittredge: 60-day IL (elbow), Mike Zunino: 10-day IL (shoulder), JP Feyereisen: 15-day IL (shoulder), JT Chargois: 60 -IL Day (Oblique), Brandon Lowe: 10 IL Days (Back), Luis Patino: 60 IL Days (Oblique), Brendan McKay: 60 IL Days (Shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60 IL Days (Lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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