Manoah expected to start for Toronto against Baltimore

October 2, 2021 GMT

Baltimore Orioles (52-108, fifth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (89-71, fourth in the AL East)

Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: John Means (6-8, 3.32 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 132 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (8-2, 3.35 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 117 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -242, Orioles +199; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles head to play the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

The Blue Jays are 45-33 in home games in 2020. Toronto has slugged .461 this season. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with a mark of .592.

The Orioles are 25-54 in road games. Baltimore has hit 194 home runs as a team this season. Ryan Mountcastle leads them with 33, averaging one every 15.9 at-bats.

The Blue Jays won the last meeting 6-4. Steven Matz earned his 14th victory and Danny Jansen went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Toronto. Thomas Eshelman registered his third loss for Baltimore.


TOP PERFORMERS: Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 46 home runs and is batting .310.

Mountcastle leads the Orioles with 33 home runs and is slugging .490.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 5-5, .243 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored by nine runs

Orioles: 4-6, .229 batting average, 3.76 ERA, outscored by six runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Kirby Yates: (elbow), Joakim Soria: (covid-19), David Phelps: (right lat), Thomas Hatch: (hamstring).

Orioles: Tyler Wells: (shoulder), Tanner Scott: (knee), Jorge Lopez: (ankle), Travis Lakins Sr.: (elbow), Matt Harvey: (knee), Hunter Harvey: (lat), Chris Ellis: (shoulder), Keegan Akin: (adductor), DJ Stewart: (knee), Anthony Santander: (knee), Ramon Urias: (adductor), Jorge Mateo: (lumbar).


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