Blue Jays take 6-game slide into matchup with Rays
St. Petersburg, Florida; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays -212; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto enters the matchup as losers of their last six games.
The Rays are 37-29 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay has slugged .430 this season. Oliver Drake leads the team with a mark of 1.000.
The Blue Jays have gone 21-36 against division opponents. The Toronto offense has compiled a .235 batting average as a team this season, last in the American League. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with a average of .276. The Rays won the last meeting 5-3. Nick Anderson secured his fifth victory and Daniel Robertson went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Tampa Bay. Jordan Romano took his second loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Meadows leads the Rays with 77 RBIs and is batting .287. Travis d’Arnaud is 8-for-30 with a double, three home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 9-1, .277 batting average, 2.87 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs
Blue Jays: 2-8, .206 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Rays Injuries: Blake Snell: (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: (forearm), Yonny Chirinos: (finger), Jose Alvarado: (elbow), Eric Sogard: (foot), Brandon Lowe: (leg), Yandy Diaz: (foot), Travis d’Arnaud: (neck/shoulder).