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GDB 28.0: Toronto Blue Jays look to sweep Seattle Mariners

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Zach Laing
1 year ago
In one sense of the term, this series against the Seattle Mariners has gone about as good as you could ask for.
The Jays opened the series with a 3-2 win off the back of an Alek Manoah start, then went to extras last night only for Daulton Varsho’s bat to heat up and walk it off for Toronto. Seattle’s been cold to start the year, but it feels damn good to string together a series win against them.
Early this afternoon, it’s bump day for Chris Bassitt who will look to put together a strong start to push the Jays to victory. Toronto gets a look at lefty Marco Gonzales on the other side, who has looked good out of the gate this season.
First pitch: 1:37 p.m. EST
Weather: 9C.  rain. The dome will be closed. (RotoGrinders)
The teams: 
Toronto Blue Jays: 18-9, 4.5 GB, +3.5 WCGB. +16 DIFF, 4.59 R/G.
Seattle Mariners: 11-14, 3.0 GB, 3.5 WCGB. +1 DIFF, 4.07 R/G.
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: TOR -200; SEA +167.
Starting pitchers:
TOR: Chris Bassitt RHP — 3-2, 4.82 ERA, 1.557 WHIP, 6.8 K9, -0.2 bWAR.
SEA: Marco Gonzales LHP — 2-0, 3.32 ERA, 1.246 WHIP, 7.1 K9, 0.5 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. W Merrifield (R) LF
  6. A Kirk (R) C
  7. D Varsho (L) CF
  8. D Jansen (R) DH
  9. S Espinal (R) 2B
Seattle
TBA

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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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