Coming off of a much-needed victory against one of the best teams in the league this season, the Toronto Blue Jays look to make it two in a row against the first-place Texas Rangers. On the season, the 39-32 Blue Jays remain a consistent contender in the AL East, despite the fact that they sit in fourth place in the division.
Probable starting pitchers
- For the Blue Jays, Trevor Richards is going to make his second appearance this season as an "opener". This time, he is expected to have a pitch limit of 65 (after throwing 53 in his last "start") and is a candidate to remain in this role for as long as the Jays are minus a true starting pitcher. On the season, the 30-year-old has a 3.30 ERA, 3.78 FIP and 125 ERA+ across 30 innings pitched.
- Following Richards in a bulk reliever role will be one of Bowden Francis or Mitch White. Francis, 27, has made a pair of outings for the Jays this year and has a 5.79 ERA across 4.2 innings. White, 28, has struggled in his first few outings since returning from the 60-day injured list. In a total of 3.2 innings, he has already surrendered three earned runs on five hits. Their ability to go multiple innings will hopefully give the Blue Jays bullpen a bit of a breather in tonight's game if all goes according to plan.
- Right-hander Dane Dunning is going to take the ball for the Rangers, making his 16th appearance and eighth start of the season. The 28-year-old has been a solid contributor to the club's pitching staff this year, posting a record of 5-1 alongside an ERA of 2.76 and an ERA+ of 154.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, June 17
- 1. RF George Springer
- 2. 2B Whit Merrifield
- 3. SS Bo Bichette
- 4. DH Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 5. LF Daulton Varsho
- 6. 3B Matt Chapman
- 7. C Danny Jansen
- 8. 1B Cavan Biggio
- 9. CF Kevin Kiermaier
Texas Rangers starting lineup, June 17
- 1. 2B Marcus Semien
- 2. SS Corey Seager
- 3. 1B Nathaniel Lowe
- 4. RF Adolis García
- 5. 3B Josh Jung
- 6. C Jonah Heim
- 7. DH Robbie Grossman
- 8. LF Ezequiel Duran
- 9. CF Leody Taveras
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?
- Game time: 4:05 pm ET
- Sportsnet and TVA Sports will have the broadcast for the Blue Jays.
- Rangers fans can catch the game on Bally Sports Southwest.
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.
- Rangers fans can tune into the game on 105.3 The Fan and KFLC 1270.