Baltimore Orioles (75-67, fourth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (81-63, second in the AL East)
Toronto; Friday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Jordan Lyles (0-0); Blue Jays: TBD
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Baltimore Orioles to start a three-game series.
Toronto has gone 41-31 at home and 81-63 overall. Blue Jays hitters are batting a collective .261, the second-best team batting average in MLB play.
Baltimore is 75-67 overall and 34-37 in road games. Orioles hitters have a collective .390 slugging percentage to rank eighth in the AL.
The teams meet Friday for the 14th time this season. The Orioles lead the season series 7-6.
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TOP PERFORMERS: George Springer has 19 doubles, three triples and 20 home runs for the Blue Jays. Bo Bichette is 19-for-42 with seven doubles, a triple and three home runs over the past 10 games.
Anthony Santander has 22 doubles, 27 home runs and 79 RBI for the Orioles. Ryan Mountcastle is 8-for-38 with two doubles, a home run and seven RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 6-4, .271 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by one run
Orioles: 4-6, .224 batting average, 5.40 ERA, outscored by 21 runs
INJURIES: Blue Jays: Alejandro Kirk: day-to-day (hip), Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono)
Orioles: Rougned Odor: day-to-day (hand), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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