Dodgers host Blue Jays, aim to build on Buehler's solid outing

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Posted8/22/2019 7:00 AM

Toronto Blue Jays (52-77, fourth in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (84-44, first in the AL West)

Los Angeles; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Jacob Waguespack (4-1, 4.20 ERA) Dodgers: Kenta Maeda (8-8, 4.18 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Walker Buehler. Buehler pitched seven innings, surrendering zero runs on five hits with eight strikeouts against Toronto.

The Dodgers are 50-16 on their home turf. Los Angeles' team on-base percentage of .338 is fourth in the MLB. Cody Bellinger leads the lineup with an OBP of .396.

The Blue Jays are 27-38 on the road. Toronto is hitting a collective .237 this season, led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. with an average of .277. The Dodgers won the last meeting 2-1. Pedro Baez earned his seventh victory and Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Los Angeles. Tim Mayza took his third loss for Toronto.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 70 extra base hits and is batting .316. Muncy is 9-for-33 with two doubles, six home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

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Randal Grichuk leads the Blue Jays with 23 home runs and is batting .238. Bo Bichette is 12-for-44 with three doubles, three home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Dodgers: 7-3, .297 batting average, 3.48 ERA, outscored opponents by 42 runs

Blue Jays: 4-6, .236 batting average, 4.84 ERA, outscored by four runs

Dodgers Injuries: Ross Stripling: (neck), Rich Hill: (left forearm), Dylan Floro: (intercostal), Scott Alexander: (forearm), Alex Verdugo: (back), Tyler White: (upper back), Kristopher Negron: (neck), Jedd Gyorko: (back), David Freese: (hamstring).

Blue Jays Injuries: Ryan Tepera: (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: (knee), Clayton Richard: (lat), Elvis Luciano: (elbow), Nick Kingham: (oblique), Clay Buchholz: (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: (elbow), Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: (quad), Devon Travis: (knee), Luke Maile: (oblique).

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

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