White Sox take 3-game skid into matchup with Blue Jays
Toronto; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Blue Jays are 8-11 on their home turf. Toronto has slugged .361 this season. Eric Sogard leads the team with a mark of .597.
The White Sox are 8-11 in road games. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.38. Reynaldo Lopez leads the team with a 6.38 earned run average. The Blue Jays won the last meeting 4-3. Joe Biagini notched his second victory and Randal Grichuk went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Toronto. Dylan Covey registered his second loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Grichuk leads the Blue Jays with six home runs and is batting .248. Rowdy Tellez is 10-for-37 with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 2-8, .183 batting average, 5.32 ERA, outscored by 36 runs
White Sox: 3-7, .226 batting average, 5.53 ERA, outscored by 22 runs
Blue Jays Injuries: Matt Shoemaker: 10-day IL (knee), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (knee), David Phelps: 10-day IL (elbow), Clay Buchholz: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee).