Blue Jays take 3-game slide into matchup with Rays
St. Petersburg, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays -211; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Rays are 34-29 against AL East teams. Tampa Bay’s lineup has 187 home runs this season, Austin Meadows leads the club with 26 homers.
The Blue Jays are 21-33 in division matchups. The Toronto offense has compiled a .236 batting average as a team this season, last in the American League. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with a mark of .276.
TOP PERFORMERS: Meadows leads the Rays with 73 RBIs and is batting .280. Tommy Pham is 16-for-39 with five doubles, a home run and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 6-4, .266 batting average, 5.11 ERA, outscored by six runs
Blue Jays: 3-7, .223 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored by 17 runs