Athletics play Blue Jays, look to construct on Irvin’s stable exhibiting

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

Oakland, California; Wednesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Robbie Ray (1-1, 2.78 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 20 strikeouts) Athletics: Chris Bassitt (2-2, 3.93 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Athletics -127, Blue Jays +109; over/below is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Oakland heads into the matchup after a dominant efficiency by Cole Irvin. Irvin threw eight innings, surrendering one run on three hits with 9 strikeouts towards Toronto.

The Athletics are 11-8 in house video games in 2020. Oakland has hit 40 mixed house runs this season, most within the American League. Matt Olson leads the membership with seven whereas slugging .581 with 13 extra-base hits.

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The Blue Jays are 7-10 on the street. Toronto has hit 38 house runs this season, eighth within the American League. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the workforce with seven, averaging one each 13.4 at-bats.

The Athletics gained the final assembly 4-1. Cole Irvin earned his third victory and Mitch Moreland went 1-for-3 with a house run and two RBIs for Oakland. Anthony Kay registered his second loss for Toronto.

TOP PERFORMERS: Olson leads the Athletics with 13 further base hits and is batting .290.

Bo Bichette leads the Blue Jays with 13 further base hits and 17 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 5-5, .212 batting common, 3.21 ERA, outscored by seven runs

Blue Jays: 6-4, .243 batting common, 4.19 ERA, outscored opponents by 9 runs

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INJURIES: Athletics: J.B. Wendelken: (left indirect), Burch Smith: (groin), Trevor Rosenthal: (chest), A.J. Puk: (left biceps), Jesus Luzardo: (left hand), Chad Pinder: (knee), Aramis Garcia: (sickness).

Blue Jays: Kirby Yates: (tommy john surgical procedure), Hyun Jin Ryu: (proper glute), Patrick Murphy: (shoulder), Tommy Milone: (undisclosed), Julian Merryweather: (left indirect), Tom Hatch: (elbow), Anthony Castro: (forearm), George Springer: (fatigue), Alejandro Kirk: (left hip flexor).


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