Shepherd gets the start for Orioles in series opener against Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays (59-91, fourth in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (49-101, fifth in the AL East)

Baltimore; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Trent Thornton (5-9, 5.04 ERA) Orioles: Chandler Shepherd (0-0, 3.86 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hits the road to begin a three game series against Baltimore.

The Orioles are 21-46 against teams from the AL East. Baltimore hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .307 this season, led by Trey Mancini with a mark of .347.

The Blue Jays are 25-39 against the rest of their division. Toronto ranks last in the MLB in hitting with a .236 batting average, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with an average of .269.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mancini leads the Orioles with 84 RBIs and is batting .279. Pedro Severino is 6-for-17 with a double, two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Baltimore.

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Randal Grichuk leads the Blue Jays with 59 extra base hits and has 71 RBIs. Bo Bichette is 11-for-40 with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 3-7, .236 batting average, 5.32 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

Blue Jays: 4-6, .236 batting average, 4.96 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

Orioles Injuries: Josh Rogers: (elbow), Alex Cobb: (lumbar strain), Mark Trumbo: (trap).

Blue Jays Injuries: Matt Shoemaker: (knee), Jordan Romano: (leg), Tim Mayza: (elbow), Ryan Borucki: (elbow), Devon Travis: (knee).


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