Astros take 4-game losing streak into matchup against the Blue Jays

Mon, Apr 1, 2024
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Astros take 4-game losing streak into matchup against the Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays (2-2) vs. Houston Astros (0-4)

Houston; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Bowden Francis (0-0); Astros: Ronel Blanco (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Astros -142, Blue Jays +121; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros will try to stop their four-game skid when they play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Houston went 90-72 overall and 39-42 in home games a season ago. The Astros slugged .437 as a team in the 2023 season while hitting 1.4 home runs per game.

Toronto had an 89-73 record overall and a 46-35 record on the road last season. The Blue Jays slugged .417 as a team last season with 3.1 extra base hits per game.

INJURIES: Astros: Penn Murfee: 15-Day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Oliver Ortega: 15-Day IL (elbow), Luis Garcia: 15-Day IL (elbow), Bennett Sousa: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Shawn Dubin: 15-Day IL (forearm), Jose Urquidy: 15-Day IL (forearm), Justin Verlander: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kendall Graveman: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Blue Jays: Bo Bichette: day-to-day (neck spasms), Danny Jansen: 10-Day IL (wrist), Alek Manoah: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jordan Romano: 15-Day IL (elbow), Erik Swanson: 15-Day IL (forearm)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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