Toronto takes 3-game skid into matchup with Kansas City
Toronto; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Danny Duffy (3-3, 4.48 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 50 strikeouts) Blue Jays: TBD
LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Toronto offense has compiled a .229 batting average as a team this season, last in the The Royals are 12-28 on the road. Kansas City has slugged .403 this season. Hunter Dozier leads the club with a .574 slugging percentage, including 29 extra-base hits and 13 home runs. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 28 extra base hits and is batting .267. Cavan Biggio is 10-for-32 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 3-7, .266 batting average, 6.37 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
Royals: 5-5, .260 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Blue Jays Injuries: Jacob Waguespack: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Elvis Luciano: 60-day IL (elbow), Edwin Jackson: 10-day IL (back), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee), Justin Smoak: 10-day IL (hamstring).