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    Alejandro Kirk leads the Toronto Blue Jays (76-60) into a matchup against Nate Lowe and the Texas Rangers (59-77) on Friday at 8:05 PM ET at Globe Life Field. Kirk is hitting .302, the 10th-best batting average in the majors, for the favored Blue Jays (-170), and Lowe ranks seventh in MLB play with a .306 batting average this season for the underdog Rangers (+145). Toronto is expected to start Ross Stripling, while Texas has not named a starter.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Friday, September 9, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Blue Jays vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -170 7.5

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays are eighth in baseball with 166 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • The Blue Jays’ .261 batting average leads the majors.
    • The Blue Jays rank fourth in the league with an on-base percentage of .326.
    • Blue Jays batters strike out 7.7 times per game, the fifth-fewest strikeouts in baseball.
    • The Blue Jays average 1.2 homers per game when playing away from home this season (82 total in road outings).
    • The Blue Jays have a .420 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The club is batting .263 with 646 hits (9.4 per game) on the road this season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 147 hits, which ranks first among Toronto hitters this season, while batting .275 with 56 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Guerrero is 35th in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage, and 21st in slugging.
    • Bo Bichette has hit 22 homers this season while driving in 80 runs. He’s batting .275 this season.
    • Bichette’s batting average is 35th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 90th, and his slugging percentage 37th.
    • George Springer has 111 hits this season and has a slash line of .265/.340/.458.
    • Kirk leads Toronto in OBP (.385) this season, fueled by 121 hits.
    • Kirk takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .409 with a double, three walks and four RBI.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers’ 163 home runs rank ninth in Major League Baseball.
    • The Rangers have a team batting average of .241 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.
    • The Rangers have an on-base percentage of .304 this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
    • The Rangers rank 25th with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 66 home contests this season.
    • They are slugging .397 in 66 home games this season.
    • They are averaging 8.0 base hits per game and batting .240 as a team at home this season.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien is hitting .242 with 24 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 47 walks.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Semien ranks 97th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 116th and he is 77th in slugging.
    • Semien brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .182 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Corey Seager has 18 doubles, a triple, 29 home runs and 53 walks while batting .245.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Seager is 88th in batting average, 84th in on-base percentage and 41st in slugging percentage.
    • Lowe has a team-high OBP (.360) and slugging percentage (.507), and leads the Rangers in hits (152).
    • Adolis Garcia is batting .248 with 26 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs and 31 walks.

    Blue Jays vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Stripling TBD
    19 GS
    7-4 W-L
    3.03 ERA
    107.0 IP
    19 BB
    94 SO

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