Blue Jays look to end 4-game losing streak against Rays
St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rays -193; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Rays are 35-29 against opponents from the AL East. Tampa Bay has hit 188 home runs as a team this season. Austin Meadows leads the team with 27, averaging one every 16.9 at-bats.
The Blue Jays are 21-34 against the rest of their division. The Toronto offense has compiled a .236 batting average as a team this season, last in the American League. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with a mark of .279. The Rays won the last meeting 6-4. Oliver Drake earned his fourth victory and Meadows went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs for Tampa Bay. Buddy Boshers registered his third loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 140 hits and has 62 RBIs. Meadows is 13-for-39 with five doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 7-3, .264 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Blue Jays: 3-7, .216 batting average, 4.29 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Rays Injuries: Blake Snell: (elbow), Tyler Glasnow: (forearm), Yonny Chirinos: (finger), Jose Alvarado: (elbow), Tommy Pham: (forearm), Eric Sogard: (nose), Brandon Lowe: (leg), Yandy Diaz: (foot), Travis d'Arnaud: (neck/shoulder).