Blue Jays face the Tigers with 2-1 series lead

July 31, 2022 GMT

Detroit Tigers (41-61, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (56-45, second in the AL East)

Toronto; Sunday, 12:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Garrett Hill (1-2, 5.57 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 10 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (7-4, 5.20 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 100 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -303, Tigers +240; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays play the Detroit Tigers, leading the series 2-1.

Toronto has gone 33-21 in home games and 56-45 overall. The Blue Jays are 26-9 in games when they did not allow a home run.

Detroit has a 41-61 record overall and a 17-34 record in road games. The Tigers have gone 21-45 in games when they have given up at least one home run.

The teams meet Sunday for the seventh time this season. The Blue Jays lead the season series 4-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 21 home runs, 41 walks and 62 RBI while hitting .283 for the Blue Jays. Matt Chapman is 14-for-34 with three doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games.

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Jeimer Candelario has 11 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs for the Tigers. Willi Castro is 5-for-25 with two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 8-2, .305 batting average, 3.26 ERA, outscored opponents by 37 runs

Tigers: 4-6, .231 batting average, 3.17 ERA, outscored by seven runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Alek Manoah: day-to-day (elbow), Julian Merryweather: 60-Day IL (side), Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Andrew Vasquez: 15-Day IL (ankle), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono)

Tigers: Rony Garcia: 15-Day IL (biceps), Michael Pineda: 15-Day IL (tricep), Beau Brieske: 15-Day IL (forearm), Wily Peralta: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Matt Manning: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (achilles ), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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