Manoah scheduled to start as Toronto hosts Oakland

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Oakland Athletics (74-60, second in the AL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (70-62, fourth in the AL East)

Toronto; Friday, 7:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Sean Manaea (8-9, 3.97 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 156 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (5-2, 3.15 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 86 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -147, Athletics +127; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Matt Olson and the Athletics will take on the Blue Jays Friday.

The Blue Jays are 36-30 on their home turf. The Toronto pitching staff averages 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings, Robbie Ray leads them with a mark of 11.4.

The Athletics have gone 37-29 away from home. Oakland is slugging .408 as a unit. Matt Olson leads the team with a slugging percentage of .546.

The Blue Jays won the last meeting 10-4. Hyun Jin Ryu secured his second victory and Randal Grichuk went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBIs for Toronto. Mike Fiers registered his second loss for Oakland.

TOP PERFORMERS: Marcus Semien leads the Blue Jays with 69 extra base hits and is slugging .527.

Olson leads the Athletics with 32 home runs and is batting .274.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 6-4, .245 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

Athletics: 4-6, .247 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored by five runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Kirby Yates: (elbow), Ross Stripling: (abdominal), David Phelps: (right lat), Julian Merryweather: (oblique), A.J. Cole: (neck), Santiago Espinal: (hip), Cavan Biggio: (back).

Athletics: Trevor Rosenthal: (chest), Mike Fiers: (right elbow), Chris Bassitt: (face), Stephen Piscotty: (wrist), Seth Brown: (covid-19), Mitch Moreland: (wrist).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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