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4:07 PM PT5:07 PM MT6:07 PM CT7:07 PM ET19:07 ET23:07 GMT7:07 4:07 PM MST6:07 PM EST6:37 PM VEN3:07 UAE (+1)6:07 PM CT, September 23, 2019
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario  Attendance: 13,193

O's head to Toronto seeking revenge

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Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays

  1. The Orioles and Blue Jays will meet for the final time this season with Toronto holding a 9-7 advantage thus far. The road team has gone 11-5 in the matchup with Baltimore sitting at 4-2 in the Rogers Centre.
  2. Baltimore took two of three from Seattle in its final home series of 2019. The Orioles finished with a 25-56 (.309) home record, the lowest mark in a season since the team moved to Baltimore in 1954. The Orioles have gone 26-49 (.347) on the road, bettering their 19-62 (.235) performance in 2018.
  3. Trey Mancini has set career highs in runs (101), hits (165), doubles (36), home runs (34), RBI (93) and walks (57) this season. He has a .889 OPS after finishing 2018 with a .715 mark -- his +.174 increase ranks fifth in the American League (among batting title qualifiers both seasons).
  4. Toronto has lost its last two following a stretch of five wins in a row. The Blue Jays swept the Orioles when the teams last met, scoring 27 runs, their most in a three-game series this season.
  5. The 2019 Blue Jays have gotten 90 home runs from rookies, tied with the 2003 Indians for third most in a season all-time, trailing only the 2006 Marlins (112) and the 1982 Twins (101). Six Toronto rookies have at least 10 home runs (Rowdy Tellez, Cavan Biggio, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Danny Jansen, Bo Bichette, Billy McKinney), the most by a team in a single season all-time.
  6. Chandler Shepherd will pitch in his fourth career game and make his second career start after going 4.0 innings and allowing three runs against Toronto in his first. Clay Buchholz has a 6.39 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP in five starts since being activated from the injured list on August 25.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/23/2019 thru 9/25/2019

The Baltimore Orioles will have revenge on their minds Monday night when they open a three-game series at Toronto, to face a Blue Jays team who swept three games from them last week.

The Orioles (51-105) bounced back from the sweep to complete their home schedule Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners in the rubber match of a three-game series.

The Blue Jays (63-93) return home after a 4-2 road trip that ended with an 8-3 loss to the New York Yankees -- their second straight loss after starting the trip 4-0.

Former Yankees outfielder Billy McKinney hit two home runs -- his 10th and 11th -- for the Blue Jays on Sunday. He is the 13th Blue Jay to hit 10 or more home runs this season to match the major league record set by the Yankees earlier this year.

McKinney's homers gave the Blue Jays a major league record with six rookies with 10 or more homers, as well.

"It's cool to see and it's kind of a promising look to the future for us," McKinney told reporters after the game.

Right-hander Chandler Shepherd (0-0, 4.91 ERA) will pitch the opening game Monday in his second career start -- and his second start against the Blue Jays, who will start right-hander Clay Buchholz (1-5, 6.48).

Shepherd allowed three runs on four hits in four innings against the Blue Jays last Tuesday. He struck out four and walked one in his third major league appearance but did not factor into the decision. The Blue Jays scored four runs in the ninth to win 8-5.

"I thought I threw some good pitches," Shepherd told reporters after the game. "I made a couple of mistakes. They took advantage of it. I was excited to get out there and get that first start under my belt."

"I thought Shep did a nice job," Orioles manager Brandon Hyde agreed. "He just made a couple of bad pitches for a couple of homers. But for a guy making his first major league start, I thought he threw strikes and got ahead of hitters. It took a little while to find his breaking ball. But he did a nice job for four innings and you'll see him back out there."

Buchholz will be making his sixth start since returning from shoulder inflammation that put him on the injured list May 9-Aug. 24. He is 1-3 with a 6.39 ERA since coming back from the injury.

This will be the second straight start against the Orioles this season for Buchholz. He allowed 10 hits and seven runs over 3 2/3 innings Wednesday at Baltimore but escaped with a no-decision when the Blue Jays won 11-10.

He is 11-7 with a 4.12 ERA in 24 career games (21 starts) against Baltimore. He is 12-5 with a 2.98 ERA in 21 career games (20 starts) in Toronto.

The Blue Jays struck out 15 times Sunday and 42 times in the series against the Yankees. They have struck out 1,459 times this season, the seventh-highest total among major league teams.

"That's an adjustment we have to make for the (rest of the season) and for next year," Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said recently. "Two guys have great approaches with two strikes (and) are hitting .300 -- Reese McGuire (.318) and Bo Bichette (.311.). Hopefully it gets to be contagious."

Bichette has missed the past three games with a concussion after being hit on the helmet with a pitch Thursday in Baltimore.

--Field Level Media

Updated September 22, 2019

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