Toronto Blue Jays (44-37, third in AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (27-55, fifth in AL West)
Oakland, California; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
Pitching Probbles: Blue Jays: UC Kikuchi (3-4, 4.74 ERA, 1.52 whips, 74 strikeouts); Athletics: Adrian Martinez (1-1, 6.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, six strikeouts)
Fanduel Sportsbook Line: Blue Jays-187, Athletics +158; over/under is 8 runs
Bottom line: The Toronto Blue Jays entered the matchup with the Oakland Athletics as the losers for four in a row.
Oakland has gone 9-29 at home and 27-55 on aggregate. Athletics has a 5-15 record in sports decided by one run.
Toronto is 44-37 overall and 19-19 on the road. The Blue Jays have a 33–19 record in sports when they record at least eight hits.
Tuesday’s game is the fifth meeting between these teams this season. The season series is tied at 2-2.
Top Performer: Seth Brown leads Oakland with 10 home runs slugging .418. Ramon Loreno is 10-for-35 with three home runs and six RBIs in the last 10 games.
George Springer has 12 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 38 RBIs for the Blue Jays. Vladimir Guerrero Jr is 11 for 41 in the last 10 matches with three doubles and two home runs.
Last 10 games: Athletics: 4-6, .239 batting average, 3.96 ERA, outscore by one run
Blue Jays: 4-6, .269 batting average, 5.16 ERA, outscore 10 runs
Injuries: Athletics: Frankie Montas: Day-Day (Unknown), Jade Lowry: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Jonah Bride: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Danny Jimenez: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Dolton Jefferies: 60-day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-day IL (elbow)
Blue Jays: Julian Meriweather: 60-Day IL (Side), Kevin Gossman: Day-Day (Ankle), Tyler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (Hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (Forearm), Yimi Garcia : 15-day IL (back), Andrew Vasquez: 15-day IL (ankle), Danny Jenson: 10-day IL (finger), Nate Pearson: 60-day IL (mono)
The Associated Press produced this story using technology provided by DataScrew and data from Sportradar.
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