Tampa Bay Rays (28-19) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (23-21)
May 23, 2021 1:07 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays / Tampa Bay Rays ; Over/Under: -
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays meet Sunday in MLB action at TD Ballpark.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Rays have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Rays have won 14 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 46 hits and 24 RBI while Joey Wendle and Yandy Diaz have combined for 82 hits and 34 RBI. Josh Fleming gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 2.34 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Fleming is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays hope to snap a four-game losing streak. The Blue Jays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 53 hits and 36 RBI while Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette have combined for 99 hits and 55 RBI. Hyun Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 2.51 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Ryu is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 37-14 in their last 51 Sunday games and 8-0 in their last 8 overall. The Blue Jays are 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games and 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series. The over is 6-0 in Rays last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blue Jays last 5 overall. The Rays are 37-18 in the last 55 meetings.
The Toronto Blue Jays are worth a look here given they’re due for a victory and Hyun Jin Ryu has been highly impressive on the mound this season. However, I’m not sure why anybody would step in front of the Rays and their nine-game winning streak. The Rays have found their offense and their bullpen has stepped up as well. The Rays are slowly starting to find their footing after what previously looked like a World Series hangover. I’ll ride the hot hand.