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Greinke scheduled to start out as Houston hosts Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays (17-15, second within the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (17-16, third within the AL West)

Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Nate Pearson (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Astros: Zack Greinke (2-1, 3.76 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Houston and Toronto will play on Sunday.

The Astros are 8-8 in house video games in 2020. Houston has slugged .419, good for fourth within the American League. Yordan Alvarez leads the staff with a .624 slugging proportion, together with 15 extra-base hits and 6 house runs.

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The Blue Jays are 10-11 in street video games. Toronto has hit 47 mixed house runs this season, most within the American League. Marcus Semien leads them with eight homers.

The Blue Jays received the final assembly 8-4. Steven Matz earned his fifth victory and Semien went 1-for-4 with a house run and three RBIs for Toronto. Cristian Javier registered his first loss for Houston.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alvarez leads the Astros with six house runs and is slugging .624.

Bo Bichette leads the Blue Jays with 14 additional base hits and 18 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 5-5, .259 batting common, 3.83 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

Blue Jays: 6-4, .251 batting common, 5.22 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Framber Valdez: (finger), Blake Taylor: (ankle), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Enoli Paredes: (proper facet), Jake Odorizzi: (proper pronator muscle), Josh James: (hip), Pedro Baez: (proper shoulder).

Blue Jays: Kirby Yates: (tommy john surgical procedure), David Phelps: (proper lat), Patrick Murphy: (shoulder), Tommy Milone: (undisclosed), Julian Merryweather: (left indirect), Tom Hatch: (elbow), Rafael Dolis: (calf), Anthony Castro: (forearm), George Springer: (quad), Joe Panik: (calf), Alejandro Kirk: (left hip flexor).


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