GDB 51.0: Toronto Blue Jays look to split series with Tampa Bay Rays

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Zach Laing
1 year ago
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to close out their series Thursday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays.
While the Jays have outscored the Rays 27-14 in the series, that was in thanks to the game two blowout 20-1 win for Toronto. Otherwise, they’ve struggled to find their way against a Rays team at the top of the division.
Toronto sends Alek Manoah to the mound who will go opposite of Zach Eflin.
First pitch: 1:10 p.m. EST
Weather: None! The Jays are at the Trop.
Toronto Blue Jays: 26-24, 9.5 GB, 2.5 WCGB, +20 DIFF.
Tampa Bay Rays: 36-15, – GB, – WCGB. +111 DIFF.
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: TOR +147; TBR -175.
Starting pitchers:
TOR: Alek Manoah RHP — 1-4, 5.15 ERA, 6.26 FIP, 1.737 WHIP, 7.1 K/9, -0.5 WAR.
TBR: Zach Elfin RHP — 6-1, 3.45 ERA, 3.66 FIP, 1.000 WHIP, 10.0 K/9, 0.7 WAR.
  1. B Bichette (R) SS
  2. D Varsho (L) LF
  3. V Guerrero Jr. (R) 1B
  4. B Belt (L) DH
  5. M Chapman (R) 3B
  6. N Lukes (L) RF
  7. A Kirk (R) C
  8. K Kiermaier (L) CF
  9. C Biggio (L) 2B
  1. J Lowe (L) RF
  2. W Franco (S) SS
  3. R Arozarena (R) LF
  4. B Lowe (L) 2B
  5. H Ramírez (R) DH
  6. T Walls (S) 3B
  7. L Raley (L) 1B
  8. M Margot (R) CF
  9. F Mejía (S) C

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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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