Toronto Blue Jays (58-45, 2nd in AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (54-49, 3rd in AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABIES: Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (4-5, 4.89 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 79 strikeouts); Rays: Jalen Beeks (1-1, 2.36 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 50 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Blue Jays -113, Rays -105; over/under is 8 runs
SUMMARY: The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Tampa Bay Rays in an attempt to extend a four-game winning streak.
Tampa Bay has a 32-21 record at home and a 54-49 record overall. The Rays have the third-placed team ERA in the AL at 3.45.
Toronto has gone 24-24 on the road and 58-45 overall. The Blue Jays hitters have a collective on-base percentage of .329, the second-ranked percentage in the AL.
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The teams will face off on Wednesday for the 10th time this season. The Rays lead the season streak 5-4.
TOP PERFORMERS: David Peralta has 19 doubles, two triples, 12 homers and 41 RBI for the Rays. Brandon Lowe is 8-for-38 with two doubles and two home runs in his last 10 games.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has a .312 batting average ranked 10th in the Blue Jays and has 24 doubles and five home runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is 16-to-38 with one home run and six RBI in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 2-8, .224 batting average, 4.19 ERA, bested by 17 runs
Blue Jays: 8-2, .295 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outperformed opponents by 39 carries
INJURIES: Rays: Matt Wisler: 15 days IL (neck), Francisco Mejia: 10 days IL (shoulder), Harold Ramirez: 10 days IL (thumb), Shane Baz: 60 days IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60 days IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60 days IL (shoulder), Josh Fleming: 15 days IL (oblique), Wander Franco: 10 days IL (wrist), JP Feyereisen: 60 days IL (shoulder), Manuel Margot: 60 days IL (knee), Andrew Kittredge: 60 days IL (elbow), JT Chargois: 60 days IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60 days IL (shoulder), Tyler Glasnow: 60 days IL (elbows), Nick Anderson: 60 days IL (elbows), Yonny Chirinos: 60 Days IL (elbows)
Blue Jays: Alek Manoah: Everyday (elbow), Julian Merryweather: 60-day IL (side), Tayler Saucedo: 60-day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-day IL (forearm), Nate Pearson: 60 Days IL (Mono)
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.
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