Hentges expected to start for Cleveland against Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays (26-24, fourth in the AL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (27-22, second in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (0-3, 5.63 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 36 strikeouts) Indians: Sam Hentges (1-1, 6.20 ERA, 1.97 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Indians +108, Blue Jays -126; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays travel to face the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

The Indians are 11-10 on their home turf. Cleveland has slugged .380 this season. Franmil Reyes leads the club with a .576 slugging percentage, including 22 extra-base hits and 11 home runs.

The Blue Jays are 16-13 on the road. Toronto’s team on-base percentage of .320 is third in the American League. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the club with an OBP of .429.

The Blue Jays won the last meeting 11-2. Hyun Jin Ryu earned his fifth victory and Joe Panik went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Toronto. Eli Morgan took his first loss for Cleveland.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 12 home runs and is slugging .543.

Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 41 RBIs and is batting .331.

LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 6-4, .225 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored by 12 runs

Blue Jays: 3-7, .278 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored by four runs

INJURIES: Indians: Zach Plesac: (thumb), Cam Hill: (wrist), Jordan Luplow: (ankle), Franmil Reyes: (side), Roberto Perez: (finger).

Blue Jays: Kirby Yates: (tommy john surgery), David Phelps: (right lat), Patrick Murphy: (shoulder), Tommy Milone: (shoulder), Julian Merryweather: (left oblique), Anthony Kay: (blister), Tom Hatch: (elbow), Ryan Borucki: (forearm), Travis Bergen: (shoulder), George Springer: (quad), Cavan Biggio: (spine), Alejandro Kirk: (left hip flexor).


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

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