Rays play series leader Blue Jays 2-1

Toronto Blue Jays (85-67, 2nd East) vs Tampa Bay Rays (84-68, 3rd East)

St. Petersburg, Florida. Sunday, 1:10 PM EDT

Pitching odds: Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (8-4, 3.21 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 105 strikeouts); Rays: Shane McClanahan (12-6, 2.36 ERA, .90 WHIP, 190 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -142, Blue Jays +120; 6 1/2 runs over/under

Bottom line: The Tampa Bay Rays host the Toronto Blue Jays, leading the series 2-1.

Tampa Bay is 84-68 overall and 51-29 at home. The Rays are the 8th best team in the league with a batting average of .242.

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Toronto is 85-67 overall and 42-35 in road games. The Blue Jays have a record of 29-19 in games decided by one run.

Sunday’s meeting will mark the 19th time these teams have met this season. The Rays have a 10-8 advantage in the season series.

Top Performer: Isaac Paredes hits .472 slugging and leads Tampa Bay with 20 home runs. Landia Rosarena has been 12-for-30 in his last 10 games with a home run and he has nine RBIs.

George Springer has 22 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 68 RBIs for the Blue Jays. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has hit two and three homers in his last 10 games, hitting 10-of-41.

Last 10 games: Rays: 5-5, .251 batting average, 3.40 ERA, 11 points ahead of opponent

Blue Jays: 5-5, .262 batting average, 5.63 ERA, 3-point difference

Injuries: Rays: Taylor Walls: Daily (groin), Ryan Yarbrough: 15-day IL (oblique), Yandi Diaz: Daily (shoulder), Nick Anderson: 60-day IL (foot), Jalen Beeks: 15-day IL (legs), Shane McClanahan: Daily (neck), Ryan Thompson: 60-day IL (triceps), Brandon Lowe: 10-day IL (back), Brendan McKay: 60-day IL (elbows), Roman Quinn: 10 Day IL (knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60 Day IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60 Day IL (shoulder), JP Feyereisen: 60 day IL (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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Blue Jays: Santiago Espinal: 10-day IL (oblique), Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: 10-day IL (hamstring), Taylor Sourcesed: 60-day IL (hip), Ryu Hyun-jin: 60-day IL (forearm), Nate Pearson: 60 days IL (monaural)


The Associated Press produced this article using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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