Orioles Hold 2-1 Series Lead Against Blue Jays

The Baltimore Orioles (39-21, second in the AL East) are set to face off against the Toronto Blue Jays (29-32, fifth in the AL East) in a highly anticipated matchup. The Orioles currently hold a 2-1 advantage in the series, making this game a crucial one for both teams.

Pitching Probables:
– Orioles: Cade Povich (0-0)
– Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (2-5, 3.66 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)

According to BetMGM Sportsbook, the Blue Jays are favored at -112, while the Orioles stand at -104. The over/under for the game is set at 8 runs.

Key Stats:
– Toronto has a 15-15 record in home games and a 29-32 record overall.
– Baltimore has gone 18-9 on the road and 39-21 overall.
– The Blue Jays have a 21-4 record in games where they have more hits than their opponents.
– The Orioles have an impressive 28-2 record in games where they scored five or more runs.

Player Highlights:
– Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with six home runs, 34 walks, and 27 RBI while hitting .291.
– Gunnar Henderson leads Baltimore with 19 home runs and a slugging percentage of .580.

Recent Performance:
– Blue Jays: 6-4 record in their last 10 games with a .241 batting average and 4.68 ERA.
– Orioles: 7-3 record in their last 10 games with a .276 batting average and 2.63 ERA.

– Blue Jays: Jordan Romano, Alek Manoah, and Yariel Rodriguez are on the 15-Day IL.
– Orioles: Jorge Mateo, Dean Kremer, John Means, Tyler Wells, and Felix Bautista are dealing with various injuries.

This matchup promises to be an exciting one as the Orioles look to extend their series lead against the Blue Jays. Stay tuned for all the action as these two teams battle it out on the field.