Baltimore Orioles (59-55, 4th in AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (61-52, 2nd in AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABIES: 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 SPORTS BOOK LINE: Blue Jays -166, Orioles +141; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Baltimore Orioles on Monday to open a three-game streak.
Toronto is 35-23 at home and 61-52 overall. The Blue Jays are 45-27 in games when they hit eight or more.
Baltimore has a 26-34 record in road games and a 59-55 record overall. The Orioles are eighth in the AL with 117 home runs overall, averaging one per game.
Monday’s game marks the seventh time these teams have met this season. The Orioles have a 4-2 lead in the season series.
TOP PERFORMER: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 24 doubles, 23 homers and 69 RBI for the Blue Jays. Bo Bichette is 10-for-37 with three doubles, three homers and eight RBI in his last 10 games.
Anthony Santander has 18 doubles, 20 homers and 60 RBI while hitting .261 for the Orioles. Jorge Mateo is 12-to-34 with three doubles and a home run in his last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 3-7, .243 batting average, 5.07 ERA, bested by 15 runs
Orioles: 6-4, .275 batting average, 4.34 ERA, outperformed opponents by a run
INJURIES: Blue Jays: Tim Mayza: 15 days IL (shoulder), George Springer: 10 days IL (elbows), Ross Stripling: 15 days IL (glute/hip), Julian Merryweather: 60 days IL (side), Tayler Saucedo: 60 Days IL (Hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Days IL (Forearm), Nate Pearson: 60 Days IL (Mono)
Orioles: Ryan Mountcastle: Everyday (Wrist), Tyler Wells: 15-Day IL (Side), Jonathan Arauz: 10-Day IL (Finger), Travis Lakins: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Alexander Wells: 60 Days IL (elbows), Chris Ellis: 60 days IL (shoulder), John Means: 60 days IL (elbows)
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.
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