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    Whit Merrifield is only three hits away from his 100th of the season as his Toronto Blue Jays (60-48) ready for a matchup against the Baltimore Orioles (56-52) on Monday at 7:05 PM ET. The Blue Jays are favored (-140) over the Orioles (+119). Toronto has Yusei Kikuchi starting things off, and Baltimore will send out Jordan Lyles.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Orioles

    • Game Day: Monday, August 8, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Stadium: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
    Blue Jays vs Orioles Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -140 9.5

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays rank sixth-best in MLB action with 139 total home runs.
    • The Blue Jays have a league-best .264 batting average.
    • The Blue Jays’ .328 on-base percentage is fourth-best in baseball.
    • The Blue Jays strike out 7.8 times per game, the seventh-fewest mark in the league.
    • The Blue Jays average 1.2 homers per road game this season (65 total on the road).
    • The Blue Jays have a .418 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • On the road this season the team averages 9.2 hits per game and is batting .259.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 119 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .511, both of which are best among Toronto hitters this season.
    • Among qualified hitters, Guerrero ranks 28th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 23rd, and he is 13th in slugging.
    • Guerrero will look for his 19th straight game with a hit in this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .368 with four doubles, two home runs, five walks and six RBI.
    • Alejandro Kirk leads Toronto with an OBP of .383 this season while batting .298 with 41 walks and 48 runs scored.
    • Among qualified hitters, Kirk’s batting average ranks him 18th, his on-base percentage ninth, and his slugging percentage 43rd.
    • Bo Bichette has 116 hits this season and has a slash line of .262/.303/.424.
    • Bichette enters this game with four games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .318 with three doubles, a home run and four RBI.
    • Merrifield has been key for Toronto with 97 hits, an OBP of .293 plus a slugging percentage of .353.

    Orioles Stats & Trends

    Orioles Batting

    • The Orioles have hit 110 homers this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
    • The Orioles have a team batting average of .236 this season, which ranks 22nd among MLB teams.
    • The Orioles have an OBP of .304 this season, which ranks 24th in MLB.
    • The Orioles rank 22nd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 52 home contests this season.
    • In 52 home games this season, they’re slugging .378 with 142 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.9 base hits per game and batting .238 as a team at home this season.

    Orioles Key Batters

    • Cedric Mullins has put up a slugging percentage of .389, a team-best for the Orioles.
    • Including all qualified hitters in MLB, Mullins ranks 64th in batting average, 88th in on-base percentage and 108th in slugging percentage.
    • Anthony Santander has collected 96 hits with a .334 on-base percentage to pace his team in both.
    • Santander is currently 76th in batting average, 66th in on-base percentage and 48th in slugging percentage among all qualified batters.
    • Austin Hays is hitting .258 with 24 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 23 walks.
    • Ryan Mountcastle has 22 doubles, 14 home runs and 23 walks while batting .252.

    Blue Jays vs. Orioles Probable Pitchers

    Kikuchi Lyles
    18 GS 22
    4-5 W-L 8-8
    4.86 ERA 4.40
    74.0 IP 124.2
    43 BB 41
    84 SO 104

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