Baltimore Orioles (75-67, fourth in East AL) versus Toronto Blue Jays (81-63, second in East AL)
Toronto; Friday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
MATCH MODE TABLES: Orioles: Jordan Lyles (0-0); Blue Jays: TBD
Summary: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Baltimore Orioles to kick off a three-game series.
Toronto led 41-31 at home and 81-63 overall. The Blue Jays giants are hitting a collective .261, the second-best team hit average in the MLB.
Baltimore is 75-67 overall and 34-37 in the road game. Orioles hitters have a collective .390 slip to place eighth in the AL.
The teams meet Friday for the 14th time this season. The Orioles lead the series for seasons 7-6.
TOP ACHIEVEMENTS: George Springer has 19 doubles, three triples and 20 home runs for the Blue Jays. Bo Bichette in 19th eats 42 with seven doubles, three times and three home runs in the past 10 games.
Anthony Santander has 22 doubles, 27 home runs and 79 RBIs for the Orioles. Ryan Mountcastle is 8 to 38 with two doubles goals, a home run and seven RBIs in the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 6-4, hit average 0.271, ERA 4.40, one pass pass
Position: 4-6, average hit 0.224, ERA 5.40, over 21 runs
Illness: Blue Jays: Alejandro Kirk: day-to-day (hip), Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Tayler Saestado: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono)
Mole: Rough smell: day-to-day (hand), Alexander Wells: 60-day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-day IL (elbow)
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