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Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays meet in game 2 of series

Toronto Blue Jays (1-0) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (0-1)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 6:50 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Chris Bassitt (0-0); Rays: Aaron Civale (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Rays -120, Blue Jays +101; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays face the Tampa Bay Rays with a 1-0 series lead.

Tampa Bay had a 99-63 record overall and a 53-28 record at home last season. The Rays slugged .445 as a team in the 2023 season while hitting 1.4 home runs per game.

Toronto went 89-73 overall and 46-35 on the road a season ago. The Blue Jays scored 4.6 runs per game in the 2023 season while giving up 4.1.

INJURIES: Rays: Josh Lowe: 10-Day IL (hip), Jonny Deluca: 10-Day IL (hand), Jonathan Aranda: 10-Day IL (finger), Taylor Walls: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Taj Bradley: 15-Day IL (pectoral), Shane Baz: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Rasmussen: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60-Day IL (forearm)

Blue Jays: Danny Jansen: 10-Day IL (wrist), Alek Manoah: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jordan Romano: 15-Day IL (elbow), Erik Swanson: 15-Day IL (forearm)

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