Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 9-25-22

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/25/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/25/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Toronto Blue Jays (85-67) face division rival Tampa Bay Rays (84-68), in the series installment finale of the AL East Division at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Sunday, at 1:10 PM ET.

 

Toronto is in 2nd place at 85-67 in the AL East Division with a .559 team percentage and 8.5 games behind first place after sporting 721 runs while conceding 653 for a +68 run difference this year.

 

The Blue Jays look for a back-to-back win to even the series after losing the first two rounds but captured the victory in game 3 over the Rays at 3-1 on Saturday.

 

Second Baseman Whit Merrifield led the offense for Toronto with a one-run score on two hits while driving three RBIs in the win.

 

SP Alec Manoah finished 7.0 innings of work after granting just 4 hits and 2 free walks but fanned out 8 Tampa Bay batters in the winning effort.

 

First Baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. led the Blue Jays in home runs earned with 30 while Shortstop Bo Bichette is the leader in driving a total of 91 runs batted in with 24 dingers this year.

 

Catcher Alejandro Kirk is the top slugger for Toronto with a .425 slugging percentage and an OBP of .379 while averaging .294 at the plate for the Blue Jays.

 

Thirty-two-year-old right-hander Ross Stripling (8-4, 3.21 ERA) will be starting for Toronto facing the Rays in the closing match of a series on Sunday.

 

Stripling led the Blue Jays in the victory in his last four starts while conceding a total of 11 runs through his last 22 frames pitched in the major league this season.

 

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 9/25/2022

 

The Tampa Bay Rays took 3rd place at 84-68 in the American League East Division with a .553 team percentage and 9.5 contests behind first place after scoring a total of 642 runs while yielding 574 for a run difference of +68 throughout the season.

 

The Rays will try to get back after losing their recent match versus the Blue Jays at 1-3 on Saturday but won the first two installments at 10-5 & 10-6.

 

Center Fielder Jose Siri owned the solo run scored on one hit for Tampa Bay while starter Drew Rasmussen gave up 3 hits, one earned run, and 2 free walks but wrung up 5 Toronto hitters in finishing 6.1 innings of work in the loss.

 

Left Fielder Randy Arozarena knocked 20 balls outside the stadium while driving a team-leading runs batted in of 87 with a .273 BA in leading the offense for the Rays.

 

Third Baseman Yandy Diaz reinforced the Tampa Bay batting unit with a team-high batting average of .292, an OBP of .399, and a slugging percentage of .419 this season.

 

All-Star starter Shane McClanahan (12-6, 2.36 ERA) will be stepping on the pitcher’s rubber to start the series installment finale against Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

 

After finishing 156 innings, McClanahan accumulated a total of 190 Ks and the southpaw thrower ranked 3rd in the American League with a 0.90 WHIP earned.              

 

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -144. The Blue Jays are the better team here but the Rays played well at their home field with a 51-29 record.

 

Tampa Bay is still hot after winning the first two games with a total of 20 runs scored while allowing just 11 to Toronto. The prediction: Tampa Bay Rays will win 4-2.  

 

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/25/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM ET

 

Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL 

 

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022                  

                                                              

TV: MLBN

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -144          

 

MLB Totals: 6.5

 

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