Toronto takes on Tampa Bay in division play
St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Wilmer Font (3-2, 4.91 ERA) Rays: Brendan McKay (2-1, 4.38 ERA)
LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay will host Toronto in a matchup of division foes.
The Rays are 30-25 against AL East teams. The Tampa Bay pitching staff averages 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings, Charlie Morton leads them with a mark of 11.
The Blue Jays have gone 18-31 against division opponents. Toronto has a collective on-base percentage of .303, led by Justin Smoak with a mark of .350. The Rays won the last meeting 7-6. Diego Castillo earned his second victory and Austin Meadows went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs for Tampa Bay. Buddy Boshers took his second loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: Meadows leads the Rays with 43 extra base hits and is batting .288. Willy Adames is 11-for-34 with a double, five home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 8-2, .297 batting average, 4.26 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Blue Jays: 6-4, .284 batting average, 3.65 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Rays Injuries: Blake Snell: 10-day IL (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: 60-day IL (forearm), Yonny Chirinos: 10-day IL (finger), Anthony Banda: 60-day IL (elbow), Jose Alvarado: 10-day IL (oblique), Joey Wendle: 10-day IL (wrist), Brandon Lowe: 10-day IL (leg), Yandy Diaz: 10-day IL (foot).
Blue Jays Injuries: Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (lat), Elvis Luciano: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Kingham: 10-day IL (oblique), Ken Giles: day-to-day (elbow), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 10-day IL (elbow), Derek Fisher: day-to-day (face), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee), Luke Maile: 10-day IL (oblique).