Blue Jays visit the Angels to begin 4-game series
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.
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)