GDB 154.0: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. draws back into the lineup as Blue Jays open series in Tampa

Cam Lewis
9 months ago
Buckle up, things are never easy at The Trop.
The Rays are chasing down the top spot in the American League East while the Blue Jays are looking to hang onto their wild-card spot. Meanwhile, the two teams behind Toronto in the standings, the Rangers and Mariners, are facing each other this weekend.
Chris Bassitt will take the mound for the Blue Jays while Tyler Glasnow will go for the Rays. Bassitt has thrown at least seven innings in three of his last four starts and passed his career-high in innings pitched during his last outing. Glasnow has had some dominant stretches this season but has a 5.48 ERA over four starts in September.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is back in the lineup for the first time since Tuesday’s series opener at Yankee Stadium. Vladdy has been dealing with a knee issue and missed the second and third games of the Yankees series but pinch-hit in the latter. He’ll be the designated hitter while Cavan Biggio plays first base.

First pitch: 6:40 p.m EST — Sportsnet, Sportsnet 650.
Toronto Blue Jays: 85-68, 10.0 GB, +0.5 WCGB, +69 DIFF.
New York Yankees: 77-76, 18.0 GB, 7.5 WCGB, -22 DIFF.
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: TOR +135, NYY -154.
*Odds at the time of publishing. Odds are subject to change.
Starting pitchers:
TOR: RHP Chris Bassitt — 14-8, 3.78 ERA, 31 GS, 185 2/3 IP, 166 SO, 1.201 WHIP
NYY: RHP Tyler Glasnow — 13-4, 3.53 ERA, 19 GS, 109 2/3 IP, 146 SO, 1.094 WHIP
TOR: George Springer RF, Bo Bichette SS, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. DH, Cavan Biggio 1B, Alejandro Kirk C, Matt Chapman 3B, Daulton Varsho CF, Whit Merrifield LF, Santiago Espinal 2B
NYY: Yandy Diaz 1B, Randy Arozarena LF, Josh Lowe CF, Harold Ramirez RF, Isaac Parades 2B, Curtis Mead 3B, Jonathan Aranda DH, Osleivis Basabe SS, Rene Pinto C


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