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    The Toronto Blue Jays (68-56) visit the Cincinnati Reds (64-60) at 1:40 PM ET on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. The Blue Jays are favored (-118) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Reds (-102). Toronto’s Hyun-Jin Ryu and Cincinnati’s Hunter Greene will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Sunday, August 20, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
    Blue Jays vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -118 9.5

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

    • TV Channel: BSOH

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays average 1.1 home runs per game to rank 17th in MLB play with 140 total home runs.
    • Toronto’s .257 batting average is seventh-best in MLB.
    • The Blue Jays rank sixth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .329.
    • Toronto strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank ninth in MLB.
    • The Blue Jays average 1.2 homers per game when playing away from home this season (80 total in road contests).
    • Toronto has a .423 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club averages 9.3 hits per game and is batting .263 on the road this season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 24 doubles, 18 home runs and 49 walks while hitting .263. He has an on-base percentage of .342 and a slugging percentage of .432.
    • Among qualified batters in MLB, he ranks 60th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage, and 75th in slugging.
    • Whit Merrifield has 21 doubles, 11 home runs and 28 walks. He’s batting .300 and slugging .424 with an on-base percentage of .343.
    • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average ranks him 10th, his on-base percentage 43rd, and his slugging percentage 83rd.
    • Merrifield takes a two-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .348 with a double and two RBI.
    • Bo Bichette leads Toronto in OBP (.349), slugging percentage (.489) and total hits (144) this season.
    • Bichette takes a seven-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is batting .366 with three doubles, a home run, two walks and seven RBI.
    • George Springer has been key for Toronto with 118 hits, an OBP of .322 plus a slugging percentage of .389.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds have hit 143 homers this season, which ranks 15th in the league.
    • Cincinnati ranks 15th in MLB with a .250 team batting average.
    • The Reds have an on-base percentage of .327 this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
    • Cincinnati ranks 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.2 Ks per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.3 home runs per game in their 64 home contests this season.
    • Cincinnati has a team slugging percentage of .417 in home games this season with 186 extra-base hits.
    • In 64 home games this season, they have a batting average of .242 while averaging 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Spencer Steer has accumulated 117 hits with a .348 on-base percentage and a .458 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Reds. He’s batting .265.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he ranks 57th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 38th and he is 51st in slugging.
    • TJ Friedl has 18 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 30 walks while hitting .275. He’s slugging .439 with an on-base percentage of .340.
    • Including all qualified hitters, his batting average places him 34th, his on-base percentage is 51st, and he is 69th in slugging.
    • Matt McLain is batting .298 with 23 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 27 walks.
    • Tyler Stephenson is batting .246 with 14 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 43 walks.

    Blue Jays vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Hyun-Jin Ryu (TOR) Pitcher Hunter Greene (CIN)
    1 – 1 W/L 2 – 4
    14 IP 73.1
    2.57 ERA 3.93
    1.071 WHIP 1.350
    5.1 K/9 12.3
    2.6 BB/9 3.8

    Blue Jays vs. Reds Injury Updates

    • Blue Jays: Hagen Danner: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Adam Cimber: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Otto Lopez: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Reds: Kevin Newman: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jonathan India: 10 Day IL (Heel), Jake Fraley: 10 Day IL (Toe), Curt Casali: 10 Day IL (Foot), Ben Lively: 15 Day IL (Pectoral), Nick Lodolo: 60 Day IL (Calf), Hunter Greene: 60 Day IL (Hip), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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