Verlander scheduled to start for Astros at Blue Jays
Toronto; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Justin Verlander (16-5, 2.69 ERA) Blue Jays: Wilmer Font (3-3, 4.35 ERA)
LINE: Astros -295; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Alex Bregman and the Astros will take on the Blue Jays Sunday.
The Blue Jays are 27-41 on their home turf. Toronto ranks last in the American League in hitting with a .238 batting average. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the club with an average of .280.
The Astros are 37-32 on the road. Houston has hit 230 home runs this season, fourth in the league. Alex Bregman leads the team with 32, averaging one every 14.8 at-bats. The Blue Jays won the last meeting 6-4. Clay Buchholz secured his first victory and Cavan Biggio went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Toronto. Framber Valdez took his seventh loss for Houston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Randal Grichuk leads the Blue Jays with 23 home runs and is batting .234. Bo Bichette is 16-for-46 with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 3-7, .238 batting average, 5.40 ERA, outscored by 22 runs
Astros: 7-3, .299 batting average, 3.74 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs
Blue Jays Injuries: Ryan Tepera: (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: (knee), Clayton Richard: (lat), Elvis Luciano: (elbow), Ryan Borucki: (elbow), Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: (quad), Devon Travis: (knee), Luke Maile: (oblique).