Baltimore Orioles (59-55, fourth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (61-52, second in the AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Kyle Bradish (1-4, 6.42 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 62 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (4-6, 5.13 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 88 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -166, Orioles +141; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Baltimore Orioles on Monday to open a three-game series.
Toronto is 35-23 at home and 61-52 overall. The Blue Jays are 45-27 in games when they record eight or more hits.
Baltimore has a 26-34 record in road games and a 59-55 record overall. The Orioles are eighth in the AL with 117 total home runs, averaging one per game.
Monday’s game is the seventh time these teams match up this season. The Orioles hold a 4-2 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 24 doubles, 23 home runs and 69 RBI for the Blue Jays. Bo Bichette is 10-for-37 with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.
Anthony Santander has 18 doubles, 20 home runs and 60 RBI while hitting .261 for the Orioles. Jorge Mateo is 12-for-34 with three doubles and a home run over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 3-7, .243 batting average, 5.07 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Orioles: 6-4, .275 batting average, 4.34 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
INJURIES: Blue Jays: Tim Mayza: 15-Day IL (shoulder), George Springer: 10-Day IL (elbow), Ross Stripling: 15-Day IL (glute/hip), Julian Merryweather: 60-Day IL (side), Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono)
Orioles: Ryan Mountcastle: day-to-day (wrist), Tyler Wells: 15-Day IL (side), Jonathan Arauz: 10-Day IL (finger), Travis Lakins: 60-Day IL (elbow), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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