The Blue Jays play in the first of the Athletics 3-game series.

Toronto Blue Jays (44-36, third in AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (26-55, fifth in AL West)

Oakland, California; Monday, 9:07 p.m. EDT

Pitching Probables: Blue Jays: Alec Manoah (9-2, 2.09 ERA, .96 whip, 85 strikeouts); Athletics: Cole Irvine (2-6, 3.58 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 52 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Blue Jays -245, Athletics +201; over/under 7 runs

Bottom line: The Oakland Athletics began their three-match series at home against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.

Oakland has an 8-29 record at home and a 26-55 record overall. Athletics are 8-41 in games when they have allowed at least one home run.

Toronto has an overall record of 44–36 and a record of 19–18 on the road. The Blue Jays have a 33–19 record in games when they record eight or more hits.

Matchup Monday is the fourth time these teams are hitting boundaries this season.

Top Performer: Elvis Andrus is third in athletics with a .228 batting average, and has 18 doubles, five home runs, 22 walks and 18 RBIs. Shaun Murphy is 10-for-31 with home runs and five RBIs in the last 10 games.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 31 extra base hits (12 doubles and 19 home runs). George Springer is 7-for-29 in the last 10 games with a double, two home runs and four RBIs.

Last 10 games: Athletics: 3-7, .234 batting average, 4.23 ERA, outscore by seven runs

Blue Jays: 4-6, .274 batting average, 4.96 ERA, outscore by seven runs

Injuries: Athletics: Frankie Montas: Day-Day (Unknown), Jade Lowry: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Jonah Bride: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Danny Jimenez: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Dolton Jefferies: 60-day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-day IL (elbow)

Blue Jays: Julian Meriweather: 60-Day IL (Side), Kevin Gossman: Day-Day (Ankle), Tyler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (Hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (Forearm), Yimi Garcia : 15-day IL (back), Andrew Vasquez: 15-day IL (ankle), Danny Jenson: 10-day IL (finger), Nate Pearson: 60-day IL (mono)


The Associated Press produced this story using technology provided by DataScrew and data from Sportradar,

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