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    The Pittsburgh Pirates (49-82) host the Toronto Blue Jays (71-59) on Saturday at 6:35 PM ET. The Pirates are underdogs (+141) against the favored Blue Jays (-166). Toronto’s Trevor Richards gets the start against Pittsburgh’s Roansy Contreras.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Blue Jays vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -166 8

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays rank ninth-best in baseball with 159 total home runs.
    • The Blue Jays lead the majors with a .260 batting average.
    • The Blue Jays rank fourth in the league with a .325 on-base percentage.
    • The Blue Jays strike out 7.7 times per game, the fourth-fewest average in the league.
    • The Blue Jays have hit 75 homers away from home this season (1.2 per game).
    • The Blue Jays are slugging .419 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The team averages 9.3 hits per game and is batting .261 away from home this season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 144 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .502, both of which lead Toronto hitters this season.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, Guerrero is 26th in batting average, 30th in on-base percentage, and 14th in slugging.
    • Guerrero has recorded a base hit in four games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with a double, a home run, a walk and two RBI.
    • George Springer has 17 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs and 42 walks while batting .263.
    • Among all qualified, Springer ranks 60th in batting average, 54th in on-base percentage and 33rd in slugging percentage.
    • Alejandro Kirk leads Toronto with an OBP of .380 this season while batting .293 with 52 walks and 52 runs scored.
    • Bo Bichette has 18 home runs, 68 RBI and a batting average of .263 this season.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates’ 128 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Pirates have a team batting average of just .220 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates have an on-base percentage of .286 this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
    • The Pirates rank 28th in strikeouts per game (9.3) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 59 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 63 home contests this season.
    • They are slugging .360 in 63 home games this season.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .222 with 7.2 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has put up an on-base percentage of .335, a slugging percentage of .453, and has 108 hits, all club-bests for the Pirates.
    • Including all the qualified players in MLB, Reynolds’ batting average ranks 78th, his on-base percentage is 62nd, and he is 46th in slugging.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .242 with 20 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 40 walks.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Hayes is 102nd in batting average, 103rd in on-base percentage and 133rd in slugging percentage.
    • Ben Gamel is hitting .243 with 18 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 36 walks.
    • Michael Chavis is hitting .240 with 13 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 14 walks.

    Blue Jays vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Richards Contreras
    0 GS 12
    3-1 W-L 4-4
    4.53 ERA 3.57
    51.2 IP 68.0
    27 BB 31
    66 SO 65

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