Tampa Bay takes 4-game win streak into game against Toronto
Toronto; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays -240; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay enters the matchup as winners of their last four games.
The Blue Jays are 31-43 against teams from the AL East. Toronto ranks last in the majors in hitting with a .236 batting average, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with an average of .272.
The Rays are 44-30 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay is slugging .433 as a unit. Austin Meadows leads the team with a slugging percentage of .563. The Rays won the last meeting 6-2. Oliver Drake secured his fifth victory and Tommy Pham went 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs for Tampa Bay. T.J. Zeuch registered his second loss for Toronto.
Meadows leads the Rays with 154 hits and has 89 RBIs. Ji-Man Choi is 8-for-34 with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 6-4, .242 batting average, 6.13 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
Rays: 7-3, .241 batting average, 3.43 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs