Coming off of one of the toughest beatings the club has taken this year, the Toronto Blue Jays have a half-game lead over the Texas Rangers for the second AL Wild Card spot. The Rangers have been a scuffling team as of late, undergoing an epic collapse after being viewed as AL West juggernauts for a solid portion of the season, but that did not stop them from topping the Jays in 10-4 fashion on Monday night.
Prior to tonight's game, the Blue Jays placed 1B/DH Brandon Belt on the 10-day injured list and recalled OF Nathan Lukes from Triple-A Buffalo.
Probable starting pitchers
- The Blue Jays will send the calm, cool and collected Hyun Jin Ryu to the mound to make his eighth start of the season. The left-hander has gone exactly five innings in six of his seven starts since returning from Tommy John surgery, but that seems to be the sweet spot for him. In 34 innings of work, he is 3-2 with a 2.65 ERA and 163 ERA+, doing an efficient job of keeping the Jays offense in the game every time he's out there.
- For the Rangers, Max Scherzer, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time, will make his 27th start of the year and eighth for Texas. The right-hander continues to be a strikeout machine for the Rangers but has run into some issues with keeping the opposition off of the scoreboard, especially in his last outing against the Astros when he surrendered seven runs while going just three innings. All told, he is 12-6 with a 3.91 ERA, 4.38 FIP and 109 ERA+ this season split between the Mets and Rangers.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, September 12
- 1. RF George Springer
- 2. SS Bo Bichette
- 3. DH Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. 1B Spencer Horwitz
- 5. 2B Davis Schneider
- 6. 3B Cavan Biggio
- 7. LF Daulton Varsho
- 8. CF Kevin Kiermaier
- 9. C Tyler Heineman
Texas Rangers starting lineup, September 12
- 1. 2B Marcus Semien
- 2. SS Corey Seager
- 3. RF Robbie Grossman
- 4. DH Mitch Garver
- 5. C Jonah Heim
- 6. 1B Nathaniel Lowe
- 7. LF Ezequiel Duran
- 8. CF Leody Taveras
- 9. 3B Jonathan Ornelas
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?
- Game time: 7:07 pm ET
- Sportsnet will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
- 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.