Toronto Blue Jays host the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday

Toronto Blue Jays host the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday


Toronto Blue Jays host the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday's Profile

Tampa Bay Rays (79-63, third in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (81-62, second in the AL East)

Toronto; Thursday, 3:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Shane McClanahan (0-0); Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (12-9, 3.31 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 179 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -141, Rays +120; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

Toronto has gone 41-30 at home and 81-62 overall. Blue Jays hitters have a collective .427 slugging percentage to rank fourth in the majors.

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Tampa Bay is 32-39 on the road and 79-63 overall. Rays pitchers have a collective 3.38 ERA, which ranks fourth in the majors.

The teams meet Thursday for the 15th time this season. The season series is tied 7-7.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 28 home runs, 51 walks and 84 RBI while hitting .278 for the Blue Jays. Bo Bichette is 20-for-43 with six doubles, a triple, six home runs and 15 RBI over the past 10 games.

Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 19 home runs while slugging .450. Manuel Margot is 11-for-32 with three doubles and three RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 7-3, .282 batting average, 3.58 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs

Rays: 5-5, .249 batting average, 4.87 ERA, outscored by 13 runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono)

Rays: Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shane McClanahan: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Thompson: 15-Day IL (tricep), Roman Quinn: 10-Day IL (knee), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60-Day IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60-Day IL (shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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