TORONTO vs. TAMPA BAY 5/28/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The TORONTO and the TAMPA BAY will both be gunning for a victory on 5/28/2019 at 7:10 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

GAME: Toronto Blue Jays (21-33) at Tampa Bay Rays (32-19)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 28 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

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TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, Sportsnet (Toronto), TVA Sports (Toronto), FS Sun (Tampa Bay)
PREDICTION: Rays 7, Blue Jays 4

Oddsmakers currently have the TAMPA BAY listed as point favorites versus the TORONTO, while the game’s total is sitting at .

The Tampa Bay Rays are stinging the ball during a stretch of five wins in six games, bringing the team a season-best 13 games over .500. The Rays will try to keep the hits coming and earn another series win when they host the Toronto Blue Jays in the second of a three-game series on Tuesday.

Tampa Bay (32-19) has scored at least six runs in each of the last five wins and leadoff man Austin Meadows sparked the offense the last two days while going 7-for-9 with two homers and six RBIs, lifting his batting average to .351 and slugging percentage to .679. “Meadows has been incredible,” Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters after Monday’s win. “Had three hits and finished it off with a home run. He’s seeing the ball really, really well.” The slumping Blue Jays are losers of 19 of their last 26 games and have watched the pitching staff allow at least six runs in each of the last six setbacks. Veteran left-hander Clayton Richard will try to turn things around for the Toronto staff when he goes up against an opener for the Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

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PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays LH Clayton Richard (0-0, 2.25 ERA) vs. Rays RH Ryne Stanek (0-1, 3.18)

Richard made his season debut against Boston on Thursday and yielded one run on two hits in four innings without factoring in the decision. The 35-year-old was designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres during spring training and made a start for Triple-A Buffalo before being returning to the majors last week. Richard spent most of his career in the National League and owns a 0.79 ERA in three career games – one start – against Tampa Bay.

Rays right-hander Ryne Stanek, who owns a 1.64 ERA in 14 starts when used as an opener, is expected to get the ball first on Tuesday, but the bulk of the innings are likely to go to Yarbrough. The 27-year-old Yarbrough was recalled from the minors last week and started at Cleveland on Thursday, allowing two runs and four hits in 7 1/2 innings to earn a win. Yarbrough worked two perfect relief innings to get the win at Toronto on April 12, striking out one.


1. Blue Jays RHP Aaron Sanchez (nail avulsion) was removed from his start on Monday after 64 pitches.

2. Rays OF Tommy Pham is enjoying a 13-game hitting streak.

3. The top four hitters in the Toronto lineup combined to go 0-for-14 with six strikeouts on Monday.

PREDICTION: Rays 7, Blue Jays 4

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