Losing the first two games in a series against a club you're in a tight playoff race with is certainly not how the Blue Jays wanted to kick things off against the Rangers. The two teams are locked in a tight battle for the second AL Wild Card spot and the two losses have pushed the Jays not only out of the second WC spot, but they're now tied for the third spot with the Mariners. If things don't get turned around quickly, the possibility of a playoff spot is only going to get less and less likely.
Probable starting pitchers
- In Game 3, the Blue Jays will send left-hander Yusei Kikuchi to the mound to make his 29th start of the year. In his last start, the 32-year-old went five innings with just one earned run, striking out eight batters against the Royals. In nearly every start of the season, Kikuchi has been showing off improved mechanics and is getting batters out at a much higher rate than he did at any point in 2022. All told, he is 9-5 with a 3.57 ERA, 4.15 FIP and 120 ERA+ in just under 149 innings pitched.
- Opposing Kikuchi will be one of the Rangers' big trade deadline acquisitions, fellow left-hander Jordan Montgomery. "Monty" will also be making his 29th start of the year and eighth for Texas. Since coming over from the Cardinals, he hasn't quite looked as sharp as he did pre-trade, allowing 14 earned runs combined over his last three outings. As a whole, the seven-year veteran is 8-11 in 2023 with a 3.62 ERA and 3.72 FIP.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, September 13
- 1. RF George Springer
- 2. DH Bo Bichette
- 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. 2B Davis Schneider
- 5. LF Whit Merrifield
- 6. 3B Santiago Espinal
- 7. C Alejandro Kirk
- 8. SS Ernie Clement
- 9. CF Daulton Varsho
Texas Rangers starting lineup, September 13
- 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. 3B Jonathan Ornelas
- 9. CF Evan Carter
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?
- Game time: 7:07 pm ET
- Sportsnet and TVA Sports will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
- Rangers fans can catch the game on Bally Sports Southwest.
- On a national stage, MLB Network will have the broadcast for out-of-market viewers only.
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.