Shepherd gets the start for Orioles in series opener against Blue Jays
Baltimore; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hits the road to begin a three game series against Baltimore.
The Orioles are 21-46 against teams from the AL East. Baltimore hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .307 this season, led by Trey Mancini with a mark of .347.
The Blue Jays are 25-39 against the rest of their division. Toronto ranks last in the MLB in hitting with a .236 batting average, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with an average of .269.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mancini leads the Orioles with 84 RBIs and is batting .279. Pedro Severino is 6-for-17 with a double, two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Baltimore.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 3-7, .236 batting average, 5.32 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Blue Jays: 4-6, .236 batting average, 4.96 ERA, outscored by 15 runs