Toronto Blue Jays (45-38, 4th in AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (41-42, 2nd in AL West)
Seattle; Thursday 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCH PROBABILITY: Blue Jays: TBD; Mariners: Marco Gonzales (4-9, 3.29 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 49 strikeouts)
BOTTOM: The Seattle Mariners host the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday to open a four-game series.
Seattle is 20-20 in home games and 41-42 overall. The Mariners have hit 86 total homers to finish seventh in the AL.
Toronto has a 45-38 record overall and a 20-20 record in road games. The Blue Jays have the third best team batting average in MLB at .257.
The teams meet on Thursday for the fourth time this season.
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TOP PERFORMER: Julio Rodriguez leads Seattle with 15 homers while hitting .490. Cal Raleigh is 6-for-33 with one home run and eight RBI in the last 10 games.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 13 doubles and 19 homers for the Blue Jays. Bo Bichette is 11-for-41 with four doubles, a home run and four RBI in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 7-3, .238 batting average, 2.83 ERA, 12 runs better than opponents
Blue Jays: 4-6, .273 batting average, 4.55 ERA, surpassed by nine runs
INJURIES: Sailors: Tom Murphy: 60 days IL (shoulder), Taylor Trammell: 10 days IL (hamstring), Luis Torrens: 10 days IL (shoulder), Ty France: 10 days IL (elbow), Evan White: 60 days IL (Hernia), Mitch Haniger: 60 days IL (ankle), Kyle Lewis: 7 days IL (concussion), Casey Sadler: 60 days IL (shoulder)
Blue Jays: Julian Merryweather: 60 days IL (side), Kevin Gausman: Everyday (ankle), Tayler Saucedo: 60 days IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 days IL (forearm), Yimi Garcia: 15 days IL ( back), Andrew Vasquez: 15 days IL (ankle), Danny Jansen: 10 days IL (fingers), Nate Pearson: 60 days IL (mono)
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.
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