Roark expected to start for the Blue Jays against the Orioles

September 27, 2020

Baltimore Orioles (24-35, fourth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (32-27, third in the AL East)

Buffalo, New York; Sunday, 3:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Baltimore: Keegan Akin (1-2, 3.57 ERA) Toronto: Tanner Roark (2-3, 7.01 ERA)

LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Renato Nunez and the Orioles will take on the Blue Jays Sunday.

The Blue Jays are 22-17 against AL East teams. Toronto has hit 86 home runs this season, eighth in the American League. Teoscar Hernandez leads the club with 16, averaging one every 11.9 at-bats.

The Orioles are 13-26 against opponents from the AL East. The Baltimore offense has compiled a .259 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the American League. Jose Iglesias leads the team with an average of .373.

TOP PERFORMERS: Hernandez leads the Blue Jays with 16 home runs and is batting .289.

Hanser Alberto leads the Orioles with 62 hits and is batting .288.

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Jacob Waguespack: (back), Trent Thornton: (right elbow), Jordan Romano: (finger), Julian Merryweather: (elbow), Ken Giles: (right elbow), Rafael Dolis: (knee), Yennsy Diaz: (lat), Derek Fisher: (knee), Rowdy Tellez: (knee).

Orioles: Dillon Tate: (finger), Evan Phillips: (right elbow), Wade LeBlanc: (elbow), Anthony Santander: (right oblique), Trey Mancini: (tumor), Richie Martin: (wrist), Chris Davis: (left knee).

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



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