Rays and Blue Jays face off in season opener

Wed, Mar 27, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Rays and Blue Jays face off in season opener

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays

St. Petersburg, Florida; Thursday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (0-0); Rays: Zach Eflin (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Rays -133, Blue Jays +114; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays open the season at home against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Tampa Bay had a 99-63 record overall and a 53-28 record at home last season. The Rays slugged .445 with a .776 OPS as a team in the 2023 season.

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

INJURIES: Rays: Taj Bradley: 15-Day IL (pectoral), Shane Baz: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Aranda: 60-Day IL (finger), Jeffrey Springs: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Rasmussen: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60-Day IL (forearm)

Blue Jays: None listed.

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

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