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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles Preview and Predictions 06-13-2019 in MLB


The Toronto Blue Jays finally snapped out of a wretched offensive funk to halt a five-game losing streak overall and a string of seven straight setbacks away from home. The Blue Jays will vie for their first road series win since a three-game sweep in Oakland from April 19-21 when they play the rubber match of a three-game set at the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.

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Toronto had scored a combined eight runs during its five-game slide but matched that total in Wednesday's 8-6 rout thanks to a grand slam by Rowdy Tellez that capped a six-run fifth inning. Fellow rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had his fourth three-hit game of the season and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. drove in a pair of runs as the Blue Jays improved to 2-3 versus Baltimore this season. Trey Mancini homered and tripled in the loss for Baltimore, which is seeking its first series victory since taking two of three from the Chicago White Sox on April 22-24. Chance Sisco is 3-for-7 in the series after collecting two hits and driving in a pair of runs for the Orioles, who fell to 9-24 at Camden Yards.

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One (Toronto), MASN (Baltimore)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays RH Marcus Stroman (3-8, 3.31 ERA) vs. Orioles RH Gabriel Ynoa (0-2, 4.96)

Stroman looks to rebound from a clunker last time out versus Arizona, when he took the loss after giving up a season high-tying six runs on seven hits, including a pair of homers, over 5 2/3 innings. He also came out on the short end of a decision in his previous turn at Colorado, allowing four runs (three earned) in seven innings, and is 2-5 over his last eight outings. Stroman is 4-5 with a 3.52 ERA against the Orioles, who have a .350 batting average against him, led by Mancini (6-for-13) and Jonathan Villar (5-for-9).

Although he remains in search of his first win of the season, Ynoa has acquitted himself fairly well since he was inserted into the starting rotation in place of a struggling Dan Straily late last month. The 26-year-old Dominican had the best of his three starts last time out in Houston but had to settle for a no-decision after permitting three runs on three hits (two homers) over a season-high six innings. Ynoa, who has never faced Toronto, is 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA in seven appearances (two starts) at home this season.

WALK-OFFS

1. Toronto placed closer Ken Giles on the 10-day injured list due to right elbow inflammation.

2. Mancini is 7-for-19 with three homers and eight RBIs versus the Blue Jays this season.

3. Tellez is the first rookie in franchise history with two grand slams in a season.

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Stadium

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Capacity: 45,971

Last Injuries

Baltimore Orioles

  • John Means

    Shoulder
    Ques Fri | 10-day IL

    Means has designated for the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain, and it is uncertain if he will be activated in time for Friday's game against the Indians.

  • DJ Stewart

    Ankle
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Stewart has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right ankle and is expected to be away from the team until the beginning of July.

  • Nate Karns

    Forearm
    Early July | 60-day IL

    Karns has been moved to the 60-day injured list with a right forearm strain and is likely to be out of action until the beginning of July.

  • Darren O'Day

    Forearm
    Mid July | 10-day IL

    O'Day has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to forearm tightness. He suffered a setback during his rehabilitation and is expected to be sidelined until sometime after the All-Star break.

  • Josh Lucas

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Lucas has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain. There is currently no timetable for recovery.

  • Trey Mancini

    Elbow
    Prob Sat | probable

    Mancini sat out the previous two games due to a left elbow contusion but is expected to suit up against the Mariners on Saturday.

  • Dwight Smith Jr

    Concussion
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Smith Jr. has been activated from the 7-day injured list after healing from a concussion, and he is expected to return for Thursday's matchup against the Mariners.

  • Mark Trumbo

    Knee
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Trumbo has landed on the 60-day injured list while recovering from right knee surgery. He suffered a setback during his recovery, and it is uncertain how long he will be out of commission.

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Ryan Tepera

    Elbow
    Early Aug | 60-day IL

    Tepera has been transferred to the 60-day injured list while recovering from surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow. He is not expected to return until the beginning of August.

  • Jacob Waguespack

    Shoulder
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Waguespack has been designated for the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain. He is expected to remain away from the team until at least the start of July.

  • Justin Smoak

    Quadricep
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Smoak has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left quadriceps strain. A timetable for recovery has yet to be established.

  • Edwin Jackson

    Back
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Jackson has landed on the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain and will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Elvis Luciano

    Elbow
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Luciano has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a right elbow sprain. A timetable for return has yet to be established.

  • Teoscar Hernandez

    Wrist
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Hernandez has been held out of the past two games with a sprained left wrist, leaving his status in question for Thursday's battle against the Angels.

  • Ken Giles

    Elbow
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Giles has been activated from the 10-day injured list after recovering from inflammation in his right elbow. He is expected to be available against the Angels on Thursday.

  • David Phelps

    Elbow
    Prob Mon | probable

    Phelps has been activated from the 60-day injured list following his recovery from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He is expected to be available for Monday's contest against the Angels.

baltimore-orioles Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Trey Mancini 74 74 287 51 87 18 2 17 37 160 1 62 0 .303 .557 .362
Anthony Santander 18 18 69 10 19 4 0 2 8 29 0 12 0 .275 .420 .338
Jonathan Villar 79 76 302 46 74 18 1 9 31 121 15 79 5 .245 .401 .309
Chance Sisco 12 8 33 5 8 4 0 2 7 18 0 14 1 .242 .545 .375
Mike Yastrzemski 28 23 92 15 22 2 1 5 13 41 0 30 0 .239 .446 .304
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Miguel Castro 33 0 123 37 0 41 7 2 27 0 0 6 21 693
Paul Fry 32 0 91 22 5 25 2 0 19 0 0 3 15 569
Mychal Givens 27 0 93 45 1 27 8 0 20 0 0 2 15 557
Josh Osich 22 0 79 20 0 25 6 1 14 0 0 2 5 405
Richard Bleier 19 0 64 9 1 27 3 0 17 0 0 1 2 298
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Austin Wynns 15 13 1 6 2 3 0 1
Chance Sisco 12 8 0 6 1 3 0 1
Jesus Sucre 21 17 0 4 4 1 0 4
Anthony Santander 18 18 0 0 0 0 1 0
Cedric Mullins 22 18 0 0 0 1 0 0