AL East Division foes will clash on Saturday afternoon, when the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays continue their weekend series from Rogers Centre. Last night, the Blue Jays managed just five hits during a 5-1 defeat against the Blue Jays. SP Andrew Cashner (2-8) allowed nine hits and three runs over six frames for Baltimore, who fell to 24 games below .500 overall.
Hard-throwing righty Kevin Gausman (3-5 4.63 ERA) will get the nod for the Orioles in this contest. Baltimore his lost each of Gausman’s last four starts and he has allowed 18 runs over his last 19 innings.
The Toronto Blue Jays have won consecutive games and are trying to get back into the playoff picture in the American League. On Friday, SP J.A. Happ allowed just two hits over seven frames to earn his 100th career victory. Russell Martin homered and drove in two runs for the Blue Jays, who are seven games below .500 overall.
Talented twenty-five year old righty Aaron Sanchez (3-5 4.48 ERA) will take his turn in the rotation for the Blue Jays. Last time out, Sanchez allowed one run and struck out seven batters during an 8-4 victory at Detroit.