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    Sportsbooks don’t expect the Pittsburgh Pirates (49-82), at -204 on the moneyline, to stop their three-game losing streak when they face the Toronto Blue Jays (71-59), at -204, on Sunday at 12:05 PM ET. Toronto’s Ross Stripling and Pittsburgh’s JT Brubaker pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 4, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:05 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Blue Jays vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -204 8

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays are ninth in baseball with 159 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • The Blue Jays are second in MLB with a .260 batting average.
    • The Blue Jays rank fourth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .325.
    • Blue Jays batters strike out 7.7 times per game, the fourth-fewest strikeouts in baseball.
    • The Blue Jays average 1.2 homers per road game this season (75 total on the road).
    • The Blue Jays are slugging .416 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • Away from home this season the club averages 9.2 hits per game and is batting .260.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto with 144 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .498.
    • Among all qualified hitters in the majors, Guerrero is 30th in batting average, 34th in on-base percentage, and 15th in slugging.
    • George Springer is hitting .265 with 17 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs and 43 walks.
    • Springer is 57th in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage and 33rd in slugging in MLB.
    • Alejandro Kirk leads Toronto in OBP (.380) this season, fueled by 112 hits.
    • Bo Bichette is batting .265 with a .309 OBP and 71 RBI for Toronto this season.
    • Bichette has hit safely in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .350 with three doubles, a home run, a walk and five RBI.

    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 are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 28th with an OBP of .286.
    • 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 64 home contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .359 in home games this season with 154 extra-base hits.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .221 with 7.2 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has 109 hits with a .334 on-base percentage and a .451 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Pirates.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, Reynolds’ batting average ranks 77th, his on-base percentage is 61st, and he is 46th in slugging.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 20 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 40 walks while batting .242.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Hayes is 103rd in batting average, 104th in on-base percentage and 133rd in slugging percentage.
    • Ben Gamel is batting .243 with 18 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 36 walks.
    • Michael Chavis has 13 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 14 walks while batting .237.

    Blue Jays vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Stripling Brubaker
    18 GS 24
    6-4 W-L 3-11
    2.94 ERA 4.39
    101.0 IP 127.0
    16 BB 47
    86 SO 132

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