Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Tampa Bay Rays, April 14

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In what is by far the most anticipated series of the 2023 regular season (so far), the Tampa Bay Rays are coming to the Rogers Centre to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays, as everyone knows, have yet to lose a game this year. The club is off to a historic 13-0 start and has been doing everything right in the first two weeks of games. It's going to be up to the Jays to dethrone the early-season AL East juggernauts.

Probable pitching starters

28-year-old José Berríos will be taking the mound for the Blue Jays in Friday's matchup. He is desperately in need of a solid start after having a tough time limiting baserunners all of last year and being off to a horrendous start this year. In his first two starts of 2023, Berríos has allowed 14 runs (12 earned) on 15 hits in just 9.2 innings of work. His strikeout numbers are way up (11.2 per nine), but he continues to have difficulties keeping the opposition off of the basepaths and scoreboard.

Opposing Berríos will be right-hander Drew Rasmussen, who, unlike Berríos, is off to an excellent start this year. The 27-year-old has yet to allow an earned runs and has surrendered only three base hits through two starts and 13 innings of work. He is coming off of a breakout season for the Rays last year in which he was 11-7 with a 2.84 ERA in 28 starts.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, April 14

1. RF George Springer

2. SS Bo Bichette

3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

4. LF Daulton Varsho

5. 3B Matt Chapman

6. DH Brandon Belt

7. 2B Santiago Espinal

8. C Danny Jansen

9. CF Kevin Kiermaier

Changes from previous game: Cavan Biggio, Whit Merrifield out; Matt Chapman, Kevin Kiermaier in.

Tampa Bay Rays starting lineup, April 14

1. 1B Yandy Diáz

2. 2B Brandon Lowe

3. DH Randy Arozrena

4. SS Wander Franco

5. LF Luke Raley

6. 3B Isaac Paredes

7. CF Manuel Margot

8. RF Josh Lowe

9. Christian Bethancourt

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?

Game time: 7:07pm ET

Sportsnet and TVA Sports will have the Blue Jays broadcast for the game.

Rays fans can catch the game on Bally Sports Sun.

MLB Network will also have the game on a national stage.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?

Sportsnet NOW (subscription required)

fuboTV (which has a free trial)

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

Ben Wagner will have the call at Sportsnet 590 for the Blue Jays.

Local Rays fans will be able to catch the game on WDAE 620 AM, 95.3 FM, and WQBN/1300 AM.

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