On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays conclude the regular season on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays. Tampa Bay clinched a wildcard berth on Friday following their 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays. This is the first trip to the postseason for Tampa Bay since 2013. Tommy Pham belted a two-run homer in the win and Tyler Glasnow pitched 4 1/3 innings of hitless ball.
Toronto players watched from their dugouts including rookies Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette when Tampa Bay players raced out to the playing field to celebrate clinching a wildcard spot. Blue Jays rookie infielder Cavan Biggio said that was something he and his teammates want to do in a few years.
Austin Meadows is leading Tampa Bay with a .293 batting average, in home runs with 33 and in RBIs with 89. Tommy Pham leads in hits with 154. Tampa Bay is averaging .255 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .232. On Sunday, the Rays will send Blake Snell to the mound. The lefthander is 6-7 with an ERA of 4.21, 143 Ks and 38 BBs.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto with a .272 batting average. Randal Grichuk leads in hits with 135, in home runs with 31 and in RBIs with 79. Toronto is averaging .237 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .259. On Sunday, the Blue Jays will send Clay Buchholz to the mound. The right-hander is 1-5 with an ERA of 7.00, 33 Ks and 15 BBs.