Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds play in Game 2 of the series
Cincinnati Reds (11-27, fifth in NL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (21-18, third in AL East)
Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Hunter Greene (1-6, 6.21 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 44 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (4-1, 1.71 ERA, .88 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Blue Jays -260, Reds +214; over/under is 8 points
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Cincinnati Reds, leading the series 1-0.
Toronto is 21-18 overall and 13-7 in home games. The Blue Jays have the team’s slugging percentage for eighth in the AL at .378.
Cincinnati is 5-9 in home games and 11-27 overall. The Reds are 7-17 in games when they allowed at least one home run.
The teams meet on Saturday for the second time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has four doubles, seven home runs and 21 RBIs for the Blue Jays. Teoscar Hernandez is 5-for-41 with one brace, one homer and four RBIs in the last 10 games.
Tyler Naquin has 10 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 21 RBIs while hitting .257 for the Reds. Tyler Stephenson is 12 for 35 with three doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 4-6, .221 batting average, 2.96 ERA, outscored by two runs
Reds: 6-4, .258 batting average, 3.58 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
INJURIES: Blue Jays: Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: day-to-day (left hamstring), Tim Mayza: 15 days IL (forearm), Tayler Saucedo: 10 days IL (hip), Nate Pearson: 10 days IL ( mono)
Reds: Lucas Sims: IL 15 days (lower back), Nick Senzel: IL 10 days (covid-19), Jonathan India: IL 10 days (hamstrings), Jake Fraley: IL 10 days (knee), Nick Lodolo : IL 10 days (back), Justin Wilson: IL 10 days (elbow), Daniel Duarte: IL 60 days (elbow), Jose Garcia: IL 10 days (hand), Mike Minor: IL 10 days (shoulder), Max Schrock : IL 60 days (calf), Donovan Solano: IL 10 days (hamstrings), Justin Dunn: IL 60 days (shoulder), Tejay Antone: IL 60 days (undisclosed)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.