Tampa Bay Rays (42-36, fourth in East AL) versus Toronto Blue Jays (44-35, second in East AL)
Toronto; Sunday, 1:37 p.m. EDT
DOOR HIT BASIS: Tia: Shane Baz (0-1, 3.37 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 21 swings); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (4-2, 3.12 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 46 strikes)
FUEL SPORT BOOK LINE: Blue Jays -133, Rays +113; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
In a nutshell: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Tampa Bay Rays on Sundays.
Toronto has an overall record of 44-35 and a 25-17 record in home games. The Blue Jays led 24-9 in games when they weren’t allowed to run at home.
Tampa Bay is 17-19 in the road game and 42-36 overall. The Rays have a 25-5 record in games when they score five or more runs.
The teams claimed the right on Sunday for the eighth time this season. The Rays lead the season series 4-3.
TOP TEAM: Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads Toronto with 19 home runs while sliding .492. Alejandro Kirk is 11-28 with two home runs and six RBIs in the past 10 games.
Yandy Diaz has 11 doubles and three home runs for the Rays. Harold Ramirez at the age of 13 with 30 with three goals in the last 10 matches.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 5-5, averaging 0.279, ERA 4.75, twice ahead of opponents
Hits: 5-5, averaging 0.268, ERA 4.35, outperforming one run
Illness: Blue Jays: Julian Merryweather: 60-day IL (side), Kevin Gausman: day-to-day (ankle), Tayler Saestedo: 60-day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-day IL (leg) arm) ), Yimi Garcia: 15-day IL (back), Trevor Richards: 15-day IL (neck), Andrew Vasquez: 15-day IL (ankle), Danny Jansen: 10-day IL (finger), Nate Pearson: 60 -Day IL (mono)
Spans: 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 – Day IL (oblique), Brandon Lowe: IL 10 days (after), Luis Patino: IL 60 days (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60 day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60 days IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: IL 60 days (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-day IL (elbow)
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