Blue Jays take 3-game skid into matchup with Phillies

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Posted9/18/2020 7:00 AM

Toronto Blue Jays (26-23, third in the AL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (24-25, third in the NL East)

Philadelphia; Friday, 7:35 p.m. EDT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.

The Phillies are 16-12 on their home turf. Philadelphia has a collective on-base percentage of .336, good for fourth in the National League. Bryce Harper leads the team with a mark of .389.

The Blue Jays are 14-16 on the road. Toronto has hit 73 home runs this season, eighth in the American League. Teoscar Hernandez leads the club with 14, averaging one every 10.8 at-bats.

TOP PERFORMERS: Harper is second on the Phillies with 18 extra base hits and is slugging .503.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 29 RBIs and is batting .308.

INJURIES: Phillies: David Robertson: (elbow), Spencer Howard: (shoulder), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Jake Arrieta: (hamstring), Jose Alvarez: (testicular), Jay Bruce: (quad), Jean Segura: (elbow), Rhys Hoskins: (left forearm), J.T. Realmuto: (hip flexor).

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Blue Jays: Jacob Waguespack: (back), Trent Thornton: (right elbow), Matt Shoemaker: (right shoulder), Jordan Romano: (finger), Nate Pearson: (elbow), Ken Giles: (right elbow), Yennsy Diaz: (lat), Derek Fisher: (knee), Rowdy Tellez: (knee).

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

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