The Tampa Bay Rays are having a tough time of the season and things may get even worse when they visit the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Center.
- Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays
- MLB – Regular season
- Date – 30/6/2022
- Starting time – 7:07 PM ET
- Venue: Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada
Toronto Blue Jays Stats & Form
The Toronto Blue Jays are third in the AL East with a 42-33 record.
They have lost 3 of the last 5 games and coming off a 2-1 series win over the Boston Red Sox.
The Blue Jays are 7th in the league scoring 4.82 runs per game and are ranked 19th with 4.44 allowed runs per game.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 10 doubles and 18 home runs for the Blue Jays. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is 12-for-33 with four doubles and a home run over the past 10 games.
The Blue Jays have won 30 of the last 45 games when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game and 9 of the last 13 Thursday games.
Toronto Blue Jays News
Tayler Saucedo, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yimi Garcia, Trevor Richards, Julian Merryweather, Andrew Vasquez, Danny Jansen and Nate Pearson will not play for the Blue Jays tonight.
Tampa Bay Rays Stats & Form
The Tampa Bay Rays are fourth in the AL East with a 40-34 record.
They have won 3 of the last 5 games and are coming off a 0-2 series loss against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Rays are 25th in the league scoring 4.06 runs per game and are ranked 5th in the league allowing 3.85 runs per game.
Randy Arozarena has 16 doubles, two triples and seven home runs for the Rays. Harold Ramirez is 11-for-24 with two doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.
The Rays have lost 4 of the last 5 road games and 4 of the last 6 games against AL East opponents.
Tampa Bay Rays News
Manuel Margot, Kevin Kiermaier, Drew Rasmussen, Andrew Kittredge, Mike Zunino, J.P. Feyereisen, JT Chargois, Brandon Lowe, Luis Patino, Brendan McKay, Pete Fairbanks, Tyler Glasnow, Nick Anderson and Yonny Chirinos will not play for the Rays tonight.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Head-to-Head Stats
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays have split the last 10 head-to-head games.
Six of the last ten games between these two rivals have ended over 9 runs.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays are favourites to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays with the odds at -125 for their win while the odds for the Royals are at 105.
The total run margin is set at 9 with both ways at -110.
The Tampa Bay Rays will travel north of the border to take on Toronto after dropping both games at home in a two-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Both losses were by a score of 5-3 and now they’ll head back on the road where they are just 2-7 in their last nine. The Blue Jays dropped their game on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox and a win there would have given them a clean three-game sweep.
Taking two of the three was still good enough to get Toronto within a half game of the Sox for second place in the division though and now they’ll have to manoeuvre another tough opponent here to continue that climb up the standings. The road struggles of the Rays can’t be ignored and now they have to travel on no days rest to play a very dangerous opponent in a whole different country? They will start Jeffrey Springs tonight who is 3-2 for the season with a 2.25 ERA he will not be able to win this one for the Rays even though he has a better record than his opponent tonight Yusei Kikuchi who is 2-4 for the season with a 5.08 ERA.