Thornton expected to start for the Blue Jays against Rays
Toronto Blue Jays (13-12, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (18-10, first in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Trent Thornton (0-0, 13.50 ERA, 3.43 WHIP, 4 strikeouts) Rays: Josh Fleming (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts)
LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
The Rays went 44-32 in division play in 2019. Tampa Bay pitchers had an ERA of 3.65 last year with a staff WHIP of 1.17.
The Blue Jays finished 33-43 against AL East Division opponents in 2019. Toronto hit .236 as a team with 3.3 extra base hits per game and 247 total home runs last season.
The teams meet for the eighth time this season. Tampa Bay leads the season series 5-3.
INJURIES: Rays: Chaz Roe: (right elbow), Colin Poche: (elbow), Charlie Morton: (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (right biceps), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder), Yandy Diaz: (face).
Blue Jays: Nate Pearson: (elbow), Ken Giles: (right elbow), Yennsy Diaz: (lat), Derek Fisher: (left quad), Bo Bichette: (knee).