Toronto Blue Jays (84-65) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (82-67)
September 22, 2022 6:40 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Toronto Blue Jays ; Over/Under: -
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays meet Thursday in MLB action at Tropicana Field. The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Tampa Bay Rays look to snap a 3-game losing streak.
The Toronto Blue Jays have scored 25 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Blue Jays have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bo Bichette leads the Blue Jays with 171 hits and 89 RBI, while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. have combined for 297 hits and 140 RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 11-5 with a 4.99 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Berrios is 1-3 with a 4.83 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 2 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Rays have lost 8 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 144 hits and 79 RBI, while Yandy Diaz and Harold Ramirez have combined for 248 hits and 108 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
Jose Berrios has had his issues on the road this season, but he’s allowed just 5 earned runs in his last 18.1 innings, and that includes a quality start against these Rays. The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published, but I’m not sure if it matters much. The Rays’ offense is dead right now, as they’ve scored just 2 combined runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 9 tries. Give me the Blue Jays.