Rays aim to keep win streak alive against the Blue Jays

Updated May. 19, 2024 4:01 a.m. ET

Tampa Bay Rays (25-22, third in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (19-25, fifth in the AL East)

Toronto; Sunday, 1:37 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Aaron Civale (2-3, 5.83 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (0-1, 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 12 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Blue Jays -110, Rays -110; over/under is 8 1/2 runs


BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays will attempt to build upon a four-game win streak with a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Toronto is 19-25 overall and 9-11 in home games. The Blue Jays have gone 7-3 in games when they did not give up a home run.

Tampa Bay has an 11-10 record on the road and a 25-22 record overall. The Rays have a 17-6 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Sunday's game is the seventh time these teams square off this season. The Rays are up 4-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Daulton Varsho leads the Blue Jays with 16 extra base hits (nine doubles and seven home runs). Davis Schneider is 10-for-34 with four doubles, two home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

Randy Arozarena ranks second on the Rays with 13 extra base hits (five doubles and eight home runs). Yandy Diaz is 16-for-41 with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 3-7, .238 batting average, 4.91 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

Rays: 6-4, .233 batting average, 3.82 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Yariel Rodriguez: 15-Day IL (spine), Bowden Francis: 15-Day IL (forearm), Chad Green: 15-Day IL (teres major)

Rays: Jacob Waguespack: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Pepiot: 15-Day IL (leg), Chris Devenski: 15-Day IL (knee), Colin Poche: 15-Day IL (back), Taylor Walls: 60-Day IL (hip), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (oblique), Shane Baz: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Rasmussen: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60-Day IL (forearm)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.