Guardians bring 4-game road win streak into matchup with the Blue Jays

Posted8/12/2022 7:00 AM

Cleveland Guardians (59-52, first in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (60-50, second in the AL East)

Toronto; Friday, 7:07 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Cal Quantrill (8-5, 3.88 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 79 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (8-4, 5.19 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 107 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -166, Guardians +140; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians will try to keep a four-game road win streak alive when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays.

Toronto is 60-50 overall and 34-21 in home games. Blue Jays pitchers have a collective 3.93 ERA, which ranks eighth in the AL.

Cleveland has a 30-30 record in road games and a 59-52 record overall. The Guardians have a 15-5 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.

The matchup Friday is the fifth time these teams match up this season. The Guardians have a 3-1 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto with 23 home runs while slugging .504. Bo Bichette is 12-for-42 with three home runs and 11 RBI over the past 10 games.

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Jose Ramirez has 21 home runs, 44 walks and 88 RBI while hitting .280 for the Guardians. Andres Gimenez is 13-for-34 with two doubles and an RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 5-5, .249 batting average, 3.93 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs

Guardians: 7-3, .237 batting average, 3.48 ERA, outscored by two runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Tim Mayza: 15-Day IL (shoulder), George Springer: 10-Day IL (elbow), Ross Stripling: 15-Day IL (glute/hip), Julian Merryweather: 60-Day IL (side), Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono)

Guardians: Anthony Gose: 60-Day IL (tricep), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


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

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