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Blue Jays visit the Angels to begin 4-game series

May 26, 2022 GMT

Toronto Blue Jays (23-20, third in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Angels (27-18, second in the AL West)

Anaheim, California; Thursday, 9:38 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Hyun Jin Ryu (1-0, 6.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 11 strikeouts); Angels: Shohei Ohtani (3-2, 2.82 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -157, Blue Jays +134; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels open a four-game series at home against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

Los Angeles is 27-18 overall and 15-9 in home games. The Angels have an 18-4 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Toronto has gone 9-12 in road games and 23-20 overall. The Blue Jays have the 10th-ranked team batting average in the AL at .232.

Thursday’s game is the first time these teams match up this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mike Trout leads the Angels with 25 extra base hits (12 doubles, a triple and 12 home runs). Ohtani is 8-for-39 with a double, three home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has four doubles, eight home runs and 22 RBI while hitting .263 for the Blue Jays. Santiago Espinal is 12-for-37 with a double over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 5-5, .253 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs

Blue Jays: 6-4, .220 batting average, 2.02 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

INJURIES: Angels: Taylor Ward: day-to-day (neck), David Fletcher: 60-Day IL (hip), Austin Warren: 15-Day IL (nasal fracture), Jose Quijada: 10-Day IL (oblique), Cooper Criswell: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)

Blue Jays: Tim Mayza: 15-Day IL (forearm), Tayler Saucedo: 10-Day IL (hip), Nate Pearson: 10-Day IL (mono)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.