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Toronto Blue Jays (16-14, third within the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (16-15, third within the AL West)

Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (0-1, 6.40 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 14 strikeouts) Astros: Jose Urquidy (2-2, 3.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 27 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -139, Blue Jays +121; over/beneath is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Bo Bichette and the Blue Jays will tackle the Astros Friday.

The Astros are 7-7 on their house turf. The Houston offence has compiled a .254 batting common as a workforce this season, good for third within the American League. Yordan Alvarez leads the workforce with a median of .337.

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The Blue Jays are 9-10 on the highway. The Toronto pitching workers as a complete has an ERA of three.56. Hyun Jin Ryu leads the workforce with a 3.31 earned run common.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with 20 RBIs and is batting .318.

Marcus Semien leads the Blue Jays with seven house runs house runs and is slugging .458.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .254 batting common, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

Blue Jays: 7-3, .266 batting common, 4.25 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs

INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Framber Valdez: (finger), Blake Taylor: (ankle), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Enoli Paredes: (proper aspect), Jake Odorizzi: (proper pronator muscle), Josh James: (hip), Pedro Baez: (proper shoulder).

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


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