Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Chicago Cubs, August 12

Toronto Blue Jays v Cleveland Guardians
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After falling short in Friday evening's contest, the Toronto Blue Jays are set to take on the Chicago Cubs for the second of a three-game set. Prior to this afternoon's matchup, the Jays placed Hagen Danner on the 15-day injured list with a left oblique strain. Replacing him on the active roster is Nate Pearson, who the club recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. Additionally, today is the day the Jays are going to formally add José Bautista to the Level of Excellence.

Probable starting pitchers

  • The Blue Jays are set to send right-hander Chris Bassitt to the mound to make his 25th start of the year. The nine-year veteran is coming off of one of his strongest starts of the year in which he went seven innings of one-run ball and six strikeouts against the Red Sox. On the season, the 34-year-old is 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA, 4.57 FIP and 108 ERA+ in just under 140 innings of work.
  • For the Cubs, left-hander Justin Steele is set to make his 22nd start of the season. Steele, an All-Star for the first time earlier this year, has easily been the best pitcher on the Cubs' pitching staff, as evidenced by his 13-3 record and miniscule 2.68 ERA. The 27-year-old also possesses the best ERA+ in the majors with a 171 mark.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, August 12

  • 1. LF Whit Merrifield
  • 2. DH George Springer
  • 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 4. 3B Matt Chapman
  • 5. 2B Davis Schneider
  • 6. C Alejandro Kirk
  • 7. RF Cavan Biggio
  • 8. SS Santiago Espinal
  • 9. CF Daulton Varsho

Chicago Cubs starting lineup, August 12

  • 1. CF Mike Tauchman
  • 2. 2B Nico Hoerner
  • 3. LF Ian Happ
  • 4. 1B Cody Bellinger
  • 5. SS Dansby Swanson
  • 6. DH Christopher Morel
  • 7. 3B Jeimer Candelario
  • 8. RF Seiya Suzuki
  • 9. C Yan Gomes

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?

  • Game time: 3:07 pm ET
  • Sportsnet will have the broadcast for the Blue Jays.
  • The Cubs broadcast will be on Marquee Sports Network.
  • On a national stage, MLB Network will have the game 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.
  • Cubs fans can tune into the game on 670 The Score.