Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Texas Rangers, June 17

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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.