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    The Pittsburgh Pirates (20-13) will look to Bryan Reynolds, who is currently on a 10-game hitting streak, when they square off against the Toronto Blue Jays (19-14). The Blue Jays are favored on the moneyline (-142) for this matchup against the Pirates (+121), which begins at 6:35 PM ET on Saturday at PNC Park. Toronto’s Jose Berrios starts against Pittsburgh’s Johan Oviedo.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Saturday, May 6, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Blue Jays vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -142 9

    How Do I Watch the Blue Jays vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet PT

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays are 12th in MLB action with 37 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • Toronto ranks 11th in MLB with a .254 batting average.
    • The Blue Jays rank 10th in MLB with a .329 on-base percentage.
    • Toronto strikes out 8.1 times per game, the 10th-best mark in baseball.
    • The Blue Jays average 1.2 home runs per road game this season (25 total on the road).
    • Toronto has a .409 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • On the road this season the team averages 8.8 hits per game and is batting .250.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has seven doubles, seven home runs and 13 walks while hitting .318. He has an on-base percentage of .389 and a slugging percentage of .530.
    • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, he ranks 13th in batting average, 24th in on-base percentage, and 30th in slugging.
    • Guerrero will look for his sixth straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .364 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI.
    • Bo Bichette leads Toronto in slugging percentage (.529) thanks to 14 extra-base hits. He’s batting .329 with an on-base percentage of .369.
    • He is seventh in batting average, 47th in on-base percentage and 31st in slugging in MLB.
    • Bichette takes a two-game streak with at least one hit into this one. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and four RBI.
    • Matt Chapman has 41 hits and an OBP of .441, both of which lead the Blue Jays this season.
    • Daulton Varsho has four home runs, 12 RBI and a batting average of .224 this season.
    • Varsho takes a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .389 with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and six RBI.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates rank 15th in Major League Baseball with 35 home runs.
    • Pittsburgh’s .252 batting average ranks 12th in the majors this season.
    • The Pirates have an on-base percentage of .333 this season, which ranks ninth in the league.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 11th in strikeouts per game (8.1) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 12 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 14 home contests this season.
    • Pittsburgh has a team slugging percentage of .402 in home games this season with 41 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 7.6 base hits per game and batting .246 as a team at home this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Reynolds has accumulated a team-best .568 slugging percentage. He’s batting .322 with an on-base percentage of .361.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, his batting average puts him 12th, his on-base percentage is 59th, and he is 17th in slugging.
    • Reynolds hopes to build on a 10-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .417 with nine doubles, four walks and six RBI.
    • Carlos Santana has 11 doubles, two home runs and 15 walks while hitting .270. He’s slugging .423 with an on-base percentage of .352.
    • His batting average ranks 67th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 67th, and he is 90th in slugging.
    • Andrew McCutchen is batting .238 with five doubles, six home runs and 17 walks.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .225 with eight doubles, two triples, a home run and 10 walks.

    Blue Jays vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    José Berríos (TOR) Pitcher Johan Oviedo (PIT)
    2 – 3 W/L 2 – 2
    34 IP 32
    5.29 ERA 4.78
    1.294 WHIP 1.469
    9.0 K/9 8.4
    1.9 BB/9 3.4

    Blue Jays vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • Blue Jays: Zach Pop: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Adam Cimber: 15 Day IL (Rhomboid), Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Pirates: Vince Velásquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Rob Zastryzny: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chase De Jong: 15 Day IL (Knee), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Ji-Man Choi: 60 Day IL (Achilles), Wil Crowe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Andrew McCutchen: day-to-day (Ankle)

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