Blue Jays try for series sweep against Oakland
Toronto; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Athletics favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto can secure a series sweep over Oakland with a win.
The Blue Jays are 6-8 in home games. Toronto’s lineup has 28 home runs this season, Justin Smoak leads them with five homers.
The Athletics are 4-7 on the road. Oakland’s team on-base percentage of .315 is fourth in the American League. Matt Chapman leads the lineup with an OBP of .388. The Blue Jays won the last meeting 7-1. Aaron Sanchez notched his third victory and Randal Grichuk went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs for Toronto. Brett Anderson took his second loss for Oakland.
Khris Davis leads the Athletics with 22 RBIs and is batting .217. Chapman is 9-for-30 with two doubles, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Oakland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 7-3, .268 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
Athletics: 4-6, .217 batting average, 5.18 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
Blue Jays Injuries: Matt Shoemaker: 10-day IL (knee), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (knee), David Phelps: 10-day IL (elbow), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee), Freddy Galvis: day-to-day (hamstring).
Athletics Injuries: Lou Trivino: day-to-day (thumb), Sean Manaea: 60-day IL (shoulder), Daniel Gossett: 60-day IL (elbow), Marco Estrada: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Jharel Cotton: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Martini: 10-day IL (knee), Matt Olson: 10-day IL (hand), Chris Herrmann: 60-day IL (knee).