Tonight the Jays will look to sweep the series, and guarantee themselves a winning record for the road trip.
Some of the games the Jays have won recently seem like games they would have had no chance of winning last year...especially last night's game. Getting out of so many pitching jams plus coming up with clutch hits was something that we didn't see much of. It has made the games remarkably fun to watch.
Here's our lineup for tonight. In addition to Martin and Travis taking their scheduled off days, Josh Donaldson will sit to get two straight days of rest. The Jays have won every game that Martin and Travis has sat out in so far, so let's continue that trend.
|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Curtis Granderson - LF||Trey Mancini - LF|
|Justin Smoak - 1B||Manny Machado - SS|
|Yangervis Solarte - 3B||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Steve Pearce - DH||Adam Jones - CF|
|Kevin Pillar - CF||Pedro Alvarez - DH|
|Randal Grichuk - RF||Chris Davis - 1B|
|Aledmys Diaz - SS||Tim Beckham - 3B|
|Luke Maile - C||Craig Gentry - RF|
|Gift Ngoepe - 2B||Chance Sisco - C|
|Marco Estrada - RHP||Kevin Gausman - RHP|
As Erik mentioned here, Marco Estrada is 11 strikeouts away from 1,000. He struck out 12 Orioles during his May 21st start at Camden Yards last year, so anything is possible.
GO JAYS GO!
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