Blue Jays face off against the Orioles in division play
Baltimore; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Baltimore will host Toronto in a matchup of division rivals.
The Orioles are 17-32 against teams from the AL East. The Baltimore pitching staff averages 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings, .
The Blue Jays are 17-29 against opponents from the AL East. Toronto has slugged .419 this season. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the club with a .566 slugging percentage, including 38 extra-base hits and 18 home runs. The Orioles won the last meeting 6-4. Mychal Givens secured his second victory and Trey Mancini went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for Baltimore. Buddy Boshers took his first loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mancini leads the Orioles with 114 hits and is batting .279. Jonathan Villar is 15-for-44 with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Baltimore.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 5-5, .257 batting average, 5.72 ERA, outscored by nine runs
Blue Jays: 6-4, .265 batting average, 4.11 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
Blue Jays Injuries: Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (lat), Elvis Luciano: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Kingham: 10-day IL (oblique), Ken Giles: day-to-day (elbow), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 10-day IL (elbow), Derek Fisher: day-to-day (face), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee), Luke Maile: 10-day IL (oblique).