Athletics play the Blue Jays, building on Irwin’s solid performance

Toronto Blue Jays (14-14, fourth in AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (19-12, first in AL West)

Oakland, California; Wednesday, 9:40 pm EDT

Pitching Profile: Blue Jas: Robbie Ray (1-1, 2.78 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 20 strikeouts) Athletics: Chris Basit (2-2, 3.93 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 36 strikes)

FANDUEL Sports Line: Athletics-127, Blue Jem +109; Over / under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottle Line: Oakland joined the matchup after a major performance by Cole Irwin. Irwin threw eight innings against Toronto, surrendering one run on three hits with nine strikes.

The Athletics are 11–8 in home games in 2020. Oakland has scored 40 combined home runs this season, the most in the American League. Matt Olson led the club with seven while slugging. 1381 with extra base hits. 581.

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The Blue Jays are 7-10 on the road. Eighth in the American League, Toronto has scored 38 home runs this season. Vladimir Guerrero leads the junior team with one out of seven, on average every 13.4-at-bat.

The Athletics won the last meeting 4–1. Cole Irwin scored his third win and Mitch Morland had 3 for 1 and Homeland had two RBIs for Oakland. Anthony Kay recorded his second loss for Toronto.

Top Performer: Olson leads the Athletics with 13 extra-base hits and is batting. 290.

Bo Bechet leads the Blue Jay with 13 extra-base hits and 17 RBIs.

Last 10 games: Athletics: 5-5, .212 batting average, 3.21 ERA, off seven runs

Blue Jas: 6-4, .243 batting average, 4.19 ERA, beating opponents by nine runs

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INJURIES: Athletics: JB Wendelken: (Left Slant), Birch Smith: (Waist), Trevor Rosenthal: (Chest), AJ Pook: (Left Fishes), Jesus Luzardo: (Left Hand), Chad Pinder: (Knee), Aramis Garcia: (illness).

Blue Jas: Kirby Yates: (Tommy John Surg), Hyun Jin Ryu: (right glute), Patrick Murphy: (shoulder), Tommy Milone: ​​(undated), Julian Merriweather (left slant), Tom Hatch: (elbow), Anthony Castro: (forearm), George Springer: (fatigue), Alejandro Kirk: (left hip flexor).


The Associated Press created this story using the technology provided by Data Scredd and the data from the spoiler.

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