Blue Jays, streaking Hernandez set for matchup against Marlins

September 2

Toronto Blue Jays (18-16, third in the AL East) vs. Miami Marlins (16-15, second in the NL East)

Miami; Wednesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Toronto: Hyun Jin Ryu (2-1, 2.92 ERA) Miami: Sixto Sanchez (1-0, 2.25 ERA)

LINE: Marlins 1; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Teoscar Hernandez is riding a 13-game hitting streak as Toronto readies to play Miami.

The Marlins are 6-8 in home games. Miami hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .313 this season, led by Starling Marte with a mark of .376.

The Blue Jays are 10-9 in road games. Toronto has hit 54 home runs this season, sixth in the majors. Hernandez leads the team with 12, averaging one every 10.6 at-bats.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brian Anderson leads the Marlins with five home runs and is batting .223.

Hernandez leads the Blue Jays with 18 extra base hits and is slugging .638.

INJURIES: Marlins: Pat Venditte: (right oblique), Stephen Tarpley: (right oblique), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Mike Morin: (elbow), Brian Moran: (knee), Elieser Hernandez: (left lat), Magneuris Sierra: (right hamstring), Logan Forsythe: (oblique), Jesus Aguilar: (back), Francisco Cervelli: (concussion).

Blue Jays: Trent Thornton: (right elbow), Matt Shoemaker: (right shoulder), Jordan Romano: (finger), Nate Pearson: (elbow), Ken Giles: (right elbow), Yennsy Diaz: (lat), Bo Bichette: (knee).

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