Toronto plays Baltimore after Ryu's strong performance

September 25, 2020

Baltimore Orioles (24-33, fourth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (30-27, third in the AL East)

Buffalo, New York; Friday, 6:37 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Baltimore: Jorge Lopez (2-1, 5.11 ERA) Toronto: Taijuan Walker (4-3, 2.86 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryu threw seven innings, giving up zero runs on five hits with four strikeouts against New York.

The Blue Jays are 20-17 against the rest of their division. Toronto has slugged .439, good for fourth in the American League. Teoscar Hernandez leads the club with a .599 slugging percentage, including 23 extra-base hits and 16 home runs.

The Orioles are 13-24 against the rest of their division. The Baltimore offense has compiled a .259 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the league. Hanser Alberto leads the team with a mark of .290.

TOP PERFORMERS: Hernandez leads the Blue Jays with 16 home runs and has 32 RBIs.

Rio Ruiz leads the Orioles with 31 RBIs and is batting .231.

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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