Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Baltimore Orioles, July 31

Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles
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A battle of American League East foes is set to get underway as the third-place Toronto Blue Jays will square off against the division-leading Baltimore Orioles. With a 5.5 game deficit in the standings, this four-game series could provide the Jays with more than enough to put a serious dent in that number. While run differential can be a finicky stat, the Jays do have a +53 this year while the Orioles sit at +48, for what it's worth.

Probable starting pitchers

  • 34-year-old Chris Bassitt is set to take the ball for the Blue Jays in this evening's contest. The right-hander is 10-5 this year with a 3.91 ERA, 4.60 FIP and 106 ERA+ and has strung together three consecutive starts of five or more innings on the mound.
  • The Orioles will turn to their own longtime veteran in Kyle Gibson. The 35-year-old is 9-6 this season with a 4.68 ERA, 3.85 FIP and ERA+. While his numbers aren't awful, the 2023 campaign is seeing the right-hander put up numbers at a much lower rate than he did in 2021 when he was an All-Star.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, July 31

  • 1. 2B Whit Merrifield
  • 2. SS Bo Bichette
  • 3. DH Brandon Belt
  • 4. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 5. 3B Matt Chapman
  • 6. LF Daulton Varsho
  • 7. C Alejandro Kirk
  • 8. RF Cavan Biggio
  • 9. CF Kevin Kiermaier

Baltimore Orioles starting lineup, July 31

  • 1. C Adley Rutschman
  • 2. 3B Gunnar Henderson
  • 3. RF Anthony Santander
  • 4. 1B Ryan O'Hearn
  • 5. DH Ryan Mountcastle
  • 6. 2B Adam Frazier
  • 7. LF Austin Hays
  • 8. CF Colton Cowser
  • 9. SS Jorge Mateo

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?

  • Game time: 7:07 pm ET
  • Sportsnet and TVA Sports will have the broadcast for the Blue Jays.
  • The Orioles broadcast will be on MASN.
  • On a national stage, the game will be broadcast on MLB Network for out-of-network viewers only.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?

How can I listen to the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?

  • The Blue Jays broadcast will be on Sportsnet 590.
  • Orioles fans can tune into the game on 98 Rock FM/HD2 97.9 and WBAL NewsRadio AM/FM.