Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, June 1

We've officially made it to the month of June and while the Toronto Blue Jays are still in last place in the American League East, momentum is shifting a bit.
Pittsburgh Pirates v Toronto Blue Jays
Pittsburgh Pirates v Toronto Blue Jays / Mark Blinch/GettyImages
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We've officially made it to the month of June and while the Toronto Blue Jays are still in last place in the American League East, momentum is shifting a bit. Following Friday night's incredible 14-inning victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, the club is set to take on the NL Central foes once again, this time with the opportunity to extend their current winning streak to a season-high five games. The Blue Jays enter the day in a tie for last place with the Rays, just one game behind the Red Sox for third place.

In a bit of roster news, the Blue Jays announced that closer Jordan Romano is hitting the injured list with elbow inflammation. Left-hander Brendon Little is up from Triple-A to take his place on the active roster.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Toronto is going to send left-hander Yusei Kikuchi to the mound to make his 12th start of 2024. The six-year veteran has a 3.25 ERA and an impressive 2.84 FIP through his first 61 innings of the year, but is coming off of what was his worst start of the season last time out. Kikuchi allowed five runs on eight hits without striking out a batter against the Tigers in his last appearance, but he's only two starts removed from a nine-strikeout showing against the always dangerous Orioles.
  • The Pirates will counter with their best pitcher in right-hander Mitch Keller. Keller, 28, was an All-Star last year for the first time and has looked great in his followup on that showing. The six-year veteran has a 3.59 ERA and 112 ERA+ through 11 starts and 67.2 innings of work so far this season and has gone six or more innings in each of his last four outings.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, June 1

  • 1. LF Davis Schneider
  • 2. CF Daulton Varsho
  • 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 4. SS Bo Bichette
  • 5. DH Daniel Vogelbach
  • 6. RF George Springer
  • 7. 3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • 8. C Alejandro Kirk
  • 9. 2B Cavan Biggio

Pittsburgh Pirates starting lineup, June 1

  • 1. DH Andrew McCutchen
  • 2. LF Bryan Reynolds
  • 3. 1B Connor Joe
  • 4. RF Edward Olivares
  • 5. 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes
  • 6. SS Nick Gonzales
  • 7. C Yasmani Grandal
  • 8. 2B Jared Triolo
  • 9. CF Michael A. Taylor

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on today?

  • Game time: 3:07 p.m. ET
  • Sportsnet, Sportsnet+ and TVA Sports will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
  • Pirates fans can catch the game on SportsNet-PIT.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game today?

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

  • The Blue Jays broadcast will be on SN590 and the SN App.
  • Pirates fans can tune into the game on KDKA-FM 93.7.