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GDB 27.0: Toronto Blue Jays look to win sixth game in a row

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Zach Laing
9 months ago
All through game one of the Toronto Blue Jays’ series against the Seattle Mariners last night, I couldn’t help but get the feeling that game was cursed.
Maybe it’s the hangover from the playoffs last year. Maybe it was the fact that Alek Manoah struggled early with his command and left a hanging slider over the plate for Cal Raleigh to smash out of the part.
But no matter the nerves, the bats came to life in a big way and the Jays were able to come out on top with a 3-2 win.
Kevin Gausman will take the mound for the Jays this afternoon they look to make it six wins in a row. Toronto has put together a great string of games here beating the New York Yankees to secure that series win before sweeping the Chicago White Sox.
Let’s see if they can get to the Mariners starter today, Easton McGee, who is making is first start in the bigs today.
First pitch: 7:07 p.m. EST
Weather: 11C. Light rain. The dome will be closed. (RotoGrinders)
The teams: 
Toronto Blue Jays: 16-9, 4.5 GB, +1.5 WCGB. +14 DIFF, 4.80 R/G.
Seattle Mariners: 11-14, 3.0 GB, 3.5 WCGB. +1 DIFF, 4.32 R/G.
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: TOR -108; SEA +100.
Starting pitchers:
TOR: Alek Manoah RHP — 1-1, 5.13 ERA, 1.557 WHIP, 7.2 K9, -0.1 bWAR.
SEA: Easton McGee RHP — 0-0, – ERA, – WHIP, – K9, – bWAR.
Lineups: 
Toronto
  1. G Springer (R) RF
  2. B Bichette (R) SS
  3. V Guerrero Jr. (R) 1B
  4. M Chapman (R) 3B
  5. D Varsho (L) LF
  6. B Belt (L) DH
  7. D Jansen (R) C
  8. C Biggio (L) 2B
  9. K Kiermaier (L) CF
Seattle
  1. J Rodríguez (R) CF
  2. J Kelenic (L) LF
  3. E Suárez (R) 3B
  4. C Raleigh (S) DH
  5. T Hernández (R) RF
  6. J Crawford (L) SS
  7. K Wong (L) 2B
  8. T Murphy (R) C
  9. S Haggerty (S) 1B

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Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@thenationnetwork.com.

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