Blue Jays aim to stop losing streak in game against the Rays

Sat, May 14, 2022
MLB News (AP)

Blue Jays aim to stop losing streak in game against the Rays

Toronto Blue Jays (17-16, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (20-13, second in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Hyun Jin Ryu (0-0); Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (0-0, 6.14 ERA, 1.91 WHIP, six strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -125, Blue Jays +105; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays come into the matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays as losers of five games in a row.

Tampa Bay has a 20-13 record overall and a 10-7 record in home games. The Rays are 4-2 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Toronto is 17-16 overall and 10-6 at home. The Blue Jays have an 11-4 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

The teams play Saturday for the second time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Wander Franco is second on the Rays with a .295 batting average, and has nine doubles, a triple, four home runs, five walks and 15 RBI. Manuel Margot is 12-for-26 with three home runs and 12 RBI over the past 10 games.

George Springer leads Toronto with seven home runs while slugging .522. Matt Chapman is 4-for-32 with a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 7-3, .223 batting average, 4.60 ERA, outscored by two runs

  • Blue Jays: 2-8, .218 batting average, 5.14 ERA, outscored by 17 runs

    INJURIES: Rays: Yandy Diaz: day-to-day (illness), Phoenix Sanders: 15-Day IL (back), Chris Mazza: 10-Day IL (back), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), JT Chargois: 10-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)

    Blue Jays: George Springer: day-to-day (ankle), Tayler Saucedo: 10-Day IL (hip), Cavan Biggio: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 10-Day IL (forearm), Danny Jansen: 10-Day IL (oblique), Nate Pearson: 10-Day IL (mono)

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