Pirates come into matchup against the Blue Jays on losing streak

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Toronto Blue Jays (19-14, fourth in the AL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (20-13, first in the NL Central)

Pittsburgh; Saturday, 6:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (2-3, 5.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 34 strikeouts); Pirates: Johan Oviedo (2-2, 4.78 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 30 strikeouts)

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FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Blue Jays -137, Pirates +116; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Toronto Blue Jays as losers of five in a row.

Pittsburgh has a 9-5 record in home games and a 20-13 record overall. The Pirates have a 13-2 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Toronto is 10-11 on the road and 19-14 overall. The Blue Jays have the sixth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .254.

The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bryan Reynolds has 12 doubles, a triple and five home runs for the Pirates. Carlos Santana is 11-for-36 with four doubles over the past 10 games.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has seven doubles and seven home runs while hitting .318 for the Blue Jays. Bo Bichette is 14-for-42 with two doubles and three home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 4-6, .258 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs

Blue Jays: 5-5, .250 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

INJURIES: Pirates: Andrew McCutchen: day-to-day (ankle), Vince Velasquez: 15-Day IL (elbow), Wil Crowe: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Ji-Man Choi: 60-Day IL (achilles), Rob Zastryzny: 15-Day IL (elbow), Chase De Jong: 15-Day IL (knee), Oneil Cruz: 60-Day IL (ankle), JT Brubaker: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jarlin Garcia: 60-Day IL (arm), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Blue Jays: Zach Pop: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Adam Cimber: 15-Day IL (rhomboid), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (elbow), Mitchell White: 15-Day IL (elbow), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)


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