GDB 128.0: José Berríos takes the mound as Blue Jays look to win series against Orioles

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Cam Lewis
8 months ago
We’ve seen two different versions of the Blue Jays through the first two games of this series. Who will we see in the finale?
Tuesday’s opener saw Toronto’s bullpen and power-hitters come through in an impressive win. But on Wednesday, the bats went completely dry and the Orioles teed off late in the game to put things out of reach.
Thursday’s rubber match will see José Berríos go up against Kyle Gibson.
The veteran righty has a 4.97 ERA this season but he’s been great in two outings against the Blue Jays this season, holding them to two earned runs across 13 innings. Berríos, meanwhile, dominated the Orioles with seven-and-two-thirds scoreless innings in his only outing against Baltimore this season.
If the Blue Jays can win today, it would result in them winning a series against the Orioles for the first time this season. Baltimore has nine wins in the head-to-head while Toronto has three.

First pitch: 7:05 p.m EST — Sportsnet, Sportsnet 650.
Toronto Blue Jays: 70-57, 8.5 GB, 1.0 WCGB, +58 DIFF.
Baltimore Orioles: 78-48, – GB, – WCGB, +83 DIFF.
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: Blue Jays -110, Orioles -108
*Odds at the time of publishing. Odds are subject to change.
Starting pitchers:
TOR: José Berríos RHP — 9-8, 3.39 ERA, 25 GS, 146 IP, 140 SO, 1.250 WHIP
BAL: Kyle Gibson RHP — 12-7, 4.97 ERA, 26 GS, 150 1/3 IP, 127 SO, 1.344 WHIP
TOR: Whit Merrifield LF, Bo Bichette SS, Brandon Belt 1B, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. DH, George Springer RF, Daulton Varsho CF, Matt Chapman 3B, Danny Jansen C, Cavan Biggio 2B
BAL: Adley Rutschman C, Gunnar Henderson SS, Anthony Santander RF, Ryan Mountcastle DH, Ryan O’Hearn 1B, Austin Hays LF, Cedric Mullins CF, Ramon Urias 3B, Adam Frazier 2B


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