Houston Astros (11-9, second in AL West) vs Toronto Blue Jays (13-8, second in AL East)
Pitching Prospects: Astros: Luis Garcia (1-0, 4.60 ERA, .96 whip, 14 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (1-0, 4.91 ERA, 1.58 whips, 15 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Blue Jays-129, Astros +108; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Toronto Blue Jays will take on the Houston Astros on Friday after a four-hit game from Raimel Tapia.
Toronto has a 7–4 record at home and a 13–8 record overall. The Blue Jays hitters have a collective .415 slugging percentage which ranks fourth among the majors.
Houston is 11-9 on aggregate and 2-4 at home. The Astros have a 10th-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .291.
Matchup Saturday is the fifth time these teams are hitting boundaries this season. The season series is tied at 2-2.
Top Performer: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has two doubles, six home runs and 16 RBIs for the Blue Jays. George Springer is 10-for-32 in the last 10 games with a double, two home runs and five RBIs.
Michael Brantley is fifth on the Astros with a .290 batting average, and has three doubles, two home runs, six walks and seven RBIs. Yuli Guriel is 11-for-36 with four RBIs in the last 10 games.
Last 10 games: Blue Jays: 7-3, .249 batting average, 3.56 ERA, beat opponents by three runs
Astros: 5-5, .211 batting average, 4.10 ERA, outscore by six runs
Injuries: Blue Jays: Tyler Sousedo: Days (side), Ryan Borucki: 10-days IL (blister), Cavan Bigyo: 10-days IL (Covid-19), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 10-days IL (cell ), Teoscar Hernandez: 10-day IL (slant), Danny Jenson: 10-days IL (slant), Nate Pearson: 10-days IL (mono)
Astros: Jose Altuve: 10-Day IL (Hamstrings), Taylor Jones: 60-Day IL (Back), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (Forearm), Ryan Pressley: 10-Day IL (Knee), Jacob Meyers: 10-day IL (shoulder)