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Velasquez expected to start for the Phillies against Blue Jays

August 20, 2020 GMT

Philadelphia Phillies (9-10, third in the NL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (10-11, fourth in the NL East)

Buffalo, New York; Thursday, 4:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Vince Velasquez (0-0, 7.88 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, 11 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Trent Thornton (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 2.50 WHIP, 3 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

The Blue Jays went 35-46 at home in 2019. Toronto pitchers struck out 8.2 hitters per game last season with a staff ERA of 4.79.

The Phillies finished 36-45 in road games in 2019. Philadelphia averaged 8.5 hits with 3.4 extra base hits per game and 311 total doubles last year.

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The teams meet for the first time this year.

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Trent Thornton: (elbow), Nate Pearson: (elbow), Ken Giles: (right elbow), Yennsy Diaz: (lat), Derek Fisher: (left quad), Rowdy Tellez: (head), Bo Bichette: (knee).

Phillies: David Robertson: (elbow), Reggie McClain: (shoulder), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Adam Haseley: (left wrist).

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