Buchholz expected to start as Blue Jays host the Giants
Toronto; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto and San Francisco will face off at Rogers Centre on Wednesday.
The Blue Jays are 4-7 on their home turf. Toronto has hit 26 home runs this season, the lowest total in the American League. Rowdy Tellez leads the club with five, averaging one every 11.6 at-bats.
The Giants are 5-9 on the road. The San Francisco offense has compiled a .212 batting average as a team this season, Steven Duggar leads the team with a mark of .229. The Giants won the last meeting 7-6. Jeff Samardzija earned his second victory and Joe Panik went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for San Francisco. Trent Thornton took his third loss for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 7-3, .272 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs
Giants: 5-5, .219 batting average, 3.82 ERA, outscored by four runs
Blue Jays Injuries: Matt Shoemaker: 10-day IL (left knee torn acl), Aaron Sanchez: day-to-day (finger), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (knee), David Phelps: 10-day IL (elbow), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Jonathan Davis: 10-day IL (ankle), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee).
Giants Injuries: Johnny Cueto: 60-day IL (elbow).