3:07 pm
August 27

Angels @ Blue Jays

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Angels (53-73)

@ Toronto Blue Jays (68-56)


Starting Pitchers:

Ohtani (LAA): 10-8; 2.83 ERA

Manoah (TOR) 12-6; 2.66 ERA


Current odds:

Los Angeles Angels: (+122)

Toronto Blue Jays: (-145)


• The starting line-up for the Angels is as follows:


• The starting line-up for the Blue Jays is as follows:

Blue Jays lineup against the Angels on August 27: CF Springer, DH Guerrero Jr., C Kirk, SS Bichette, 1B Biggio, 3B Chapman, LF Tapia, 2B Espinal, RF Bradley Jr., SP Manoah. First pitch: 3:07pm ET.

• After ending a six-game losing streak emphatically on Friday, the visiting Los Angeles Angels will be out to clinch their three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Jays, who were coming off a 6-1 trip, had won their four previous meetings with the Angels this season, all at Anaheim in late May, three by one run. The opener of the current three-game series was not close. With Mike Trout and Andrew Velazquez each hitting two-run homers and Jo Adell hitting two homers in his first career four-hit game, the Angels won 12-0.

• In two career outings against Toronto, Ohtani is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA. He took a loss against the Blue Jays on May 26 when he allowed five runs in six innings, though he struck out 10.

• Manoah owns a 1-0 record and a 2.84 ERA in two career starts against the Angels. He allowed three runs (two earned) and fanned nine over six innings during a no-decision against Los Angeles on May 27.

• The Toronto outfield might be altered on Saturday. Right fielder Teoscar Hernandez left Friday’s game after two innings due to a left-foot contusion. He fouled a ball off his foot in the first inning.

• Meanwhile, center fielder George Springer, who has been limited to the designated hitter role because of a sore right elbow, is close to returning to the field. Springer was on the injured list Aug. 5-14. He singled on Friday to extend his hitting streak to 10 games, during which he is 17-for-32 (.531) with seven RBIs.

• The Angels placed right-handers Aaron Loup and Ryan Tepera and outfielder Taylor Ward on the restricted list on Friday because they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and could not enter Canada. Los Angeles recalled right-hander Jose Marte and purchased the contracts of outfielder Ryan Aguilar and right-hander Gerardo Reyes as substitutes. Marte and Reyes each pitched a scoreless inning on Friday. Aguilar went 0-for-2 with two walks and two runs.

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Toronto Blue Jays