Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Houston Astros, April 17

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After ending the record-tying winstreak of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Toronto Blue Jays now take on the Houston Astros for another difficult three-game set. The Blue Jays sit at 10-6 while the Astros are 7-9 to start the year.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Kevin Gausman is scheduled to start the first game against the Astros. The 32-year-old has been utterly dominant through the first three starts of his 2023 campaign. In 20 innings pitched, he has 25 strikeouts with just three walks and a sparkling 1.35 ERA. He is 2-3 with a 4.55 ERA in five career starts against the Astros.
  • 26-year-old Cristian Javier will oppose Gausman on the mound tonight. After breaking out last season with a 2.54 ERA in 148+ innings, Javier has seen a slight statistical regression this year but is still to be viewed as a real threat on the mound. In three starts and 17 innings pitched in 2023, Javier has a 4.24 ERA with 14 strikeouts and two walks. He can be homer prone, so the Blue Jays should jump on some of his early offerings and see if they can jump out to an early lead against him.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, April 17

Houston Astros starting lineup, April 17

  • 1. 2B Mauricio Dubón
  • 2. 3B Alex Bregman
  • 3. DH Yordan Alvarez
  • 4. 1B José Abreu
  • 5. RF Kyle Tucker
  • 6. SS Jeremy Peña
  • 7. LF Corey Julks
  • 8. CF Jake Meyers
  • 9. C Martín Maldonado

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?

  • Game time: 8:10pm ET
  • Sportsnet-1 will have the broadcast for Blue Jays fans.
  • Astros fans can watch the game on ATT SportsNet-SW.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?

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

  • Ben Wagner will have the call at Sportsnet 590 for the Blue Jays.
  • Astros fans will have a few different stations to choose from: KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, TUDN 93.3/KLAT 1010.