The Rogers Centre will play host to a Thursday night MLB matchup between the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays. The Athletics took two out of three in Boston this week and are a game below .500 overall. Khris Davis leads Oakland with 12 home runs and 36 runs batted in, but is batting just .214 on the season.
Twenty-nine year old righty Andrew Triggs (3-1 5.31 ERA) will take the mound for the Athletics in this matchup. Through 39 innings, Triggs has struck out 42 batters and owns a respectable 1.33 WHIP.
Through their first 43 games, the Toronto Blue Jays are a game above .500 overall and 7.5 games out of first place in the AL East Division. On Wednesday, SP J.A. Happ reached base three times and allowed just two baserunners over seven innings during a 12-1 victory against the New York Mets. Justin Smoak homered and drove in three runs for the Blue Jays on the afternoon.
The Blue Jays will turn to twenty-five year old righty Aaron Sanchez (2-3 4.08 ERA) on Thursday. In his last start, Sanchez allowed five hits and three runs (two earned) during a 5-3 victory versus Boston.