American League East Division rivals are set to meet up on Monday night to begin a three-game series as the Toronto Blue Jays visit the Tampa Bay Rays. The standings in the AL East are extremely tight, and this should be a terrific matchup throughout the series.
Toronto comes into the series opener with a record of 25-22, and they are trying to close the gap between them and the division leaders. The Blue Jays are struggling at the moment, though, as they have dropped four straight games.
Tampa Bay brings a 21-4 home record into the series opener, and they just continue to rack up the wins at their home park. The Rays are 34-14 overall, and they have built up a massive lead in the American League standings.
The Tampa Bay Rays are slim moneyline betting favorites at -120 over the Toronto Blue Jays in the series opener.
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MLB Toronto vs. Tampa Bay: Monday, May 22 – Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Blue Jays Need Some Pitching
The Toronto Blue Jays come into this game with a team ERA of more than 4.00, and that’s going to create some issues. Toronto will have some of their better pitchers on the mound in this series, and that should allow them to keep things close.
Bo Bichette is having a huge season for the Blue Jays, as he leads the team with nine home runs and 30 RBIs. There are other players on this team that are slumping a bit, and they need to turn things around.
Toronto has had success in Tampa Bay in the past, and they will simply be looking to pick up a win to end the skid.
Rays Finding Some Power
The Tampa Bay Rays come into this game with 91 home runs on the season, and they just continue to belt home runs at a terrific clip. Yandy Diaz leads the way with 11 home runs for this team, but there are other players that are right behind him.
Tampa Bay is also a team that has been terrific on the mound as they come into this game with an ERA of 3.38. The Rays not only have some great starting pitchers in the rotation, but they are also able to get outs in the bullpen.
This team is playing with a ton of confidence, and they just always seem to find ways to win at home.
Toronto Steals a Win
Toronto is coming into this game without much momentum at all, but they can also get things going in a hurry. The Blue Jays are too talented to continue to lose games, and that offense is going to break through at some point in this matchup.
Tampa Bay just has so many weapons on offense, and they are also a team that is loaded with great pitchers. The Rays should be able to get some more great starts in this matchup, but they can’t expect to shut the Blue Jays down in every game.
The Toronto Blue Jays will be able to get at least one win this week in Tampa Bay, but the Rays are going to continue to play great on their home field.
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|May 22nd | Tropicana Field | St. Petersburg, Florida|
Chris Bassitt | Blue Jays
Rays | Trevor Kelley
|May 23rd | Tropicana Field | St. Petersburg, Florida|
Jose Berrios | Blue Jays
Rays | Taj Bradley
|May 24th | Tropicana Field | St. Petersburg, Florida|
Yusei Kikuchi | Blue Jays
Rays | Shane McClanahan
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