Yarbrough scheduled to start for Tampa Bay against Toronto
Toronto Blue Jays (44-41, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (52-36, second in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Saturday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (3-4, 4.06 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 73 strikeouts) Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (5-3, 4.14 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 75 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -119, Blue Jays +102; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay and Toronto will meet on Saturday.
The Rays are 27-16 in home games in 2020. Tampa Bay’s lineup has 106 home runs this season, Brandon Lowe leads them with 18 homers.
The Blue Jays have gone 25-21 away from home. The Toronto offense has compiled a .265 batting average as a team this season, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with a mark of .340.
The Rays won the last meeting 7-1. Andrew Kittredge notched his sixth victory and Taylor Walls went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs for Tampa Bay. Alek Manoah registered his first loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: Lowe leads the Rays with 18 home runs and has 44 RBIs.
Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 105 hits and has 73 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 5-5, .243 batting average, 5.27 ERA, outscored by three runs
Blue Jays: 5-5, .286 batting average, 4.25 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
INJURIES: Rays: Ryan Thompson: (shoulder), Chaz Roe: (shoulder), Cody Reed: (thumb), Colin Poche: (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (forearm), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Chris Archer: (forearm), Nick Anderson: (elbow), Manuel Margot: (hamstring), Mike Brosseau: (oblique).
Blue Jays: Kirby Yates: (elbow), David Phelps: (right lat), Tommy Milone: (shoulder), Julian Merryweather: (oblique), Carl Edwards Jr.: (abdominal), A.J. Cole: (neck), Tyler Chatwood: (neck), Ryan Borucki: (forearm), Corey Dickerson: (foot), Alejandro Kirk: (hip flexor).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.