Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Washington Nationals, May 5

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After falling 9-3 in embarrassing fashion to the Washington Nationals on Friday night, the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage of some miscues by Washington on Saturday to take the second game of the series 6-3. The Blue Jays (16-18) will get an added boost in their rubber match against the Nationals (16-17) on Sunday as Alek Manoah will finally be back to make his much-anticipated season debut for Toronto. Hopefully the weather in Washington will cooperate and that the game will be a go eventually in the end.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Alek Manoah will take the mound for the Blue Jays. After enduring a whirlwind journey last year that saw him lose his command and even spending time in the minors, Manoah hopes to bounce back with a big year ahead of him in 2024. Prior to his activation for Sunday’s game, he had compiled an 8.69 ERA, 1.98 WHIP with 11 walks and 28 strikeouts in five rehab starts in the minor leagues. Manoah will look to get things back on track once and for all as he faces the Nationals in his first MLB start of the season.
  • The Nationals will counter with former highly-touted first rounder MacKenzie Gore. The 23-year-old left-hander has been solid in now his third season in the major leagues as he sports a 2-3 record with a 3.19 ERA along with just 9 walks and 38 strikeouts in just 31 innings pitched. Gore will aim to secure the series win for Washington to help get them back to .500 for the season.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, May 5

  • 1, RF George Springer
  • 2. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 3. DH Justin Turner
  • 4. SS Bo Bichette
  • 5. LF Davis Schneider
  • 6. CF Daulton Varsho
  • 7. C Alejandro Kirk
  • 8. 2B Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • 9. 3B Ernie Clement

Washington Nationals starting lineup, May 5

  • 1. CF Jacob Young
  • 2. SS CJ Abrams
  • 3. 2B Luis Garcia Jr.
  • 4. DH Nick Senzel
  • 5. LF Jesse Winker
  • 6. 1B Joey Meneses
  • 7. C Keibert Ruiz
  • 8. RF Eddie Rosario
  • 9. 3B Trey Lipscomb

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on today?

  • Game time: 1:35 p.m. ET (weather pending)
  • Blue Jays fans can catch the game on SN1, Sportsnet+ and TVA Sports.
  • Nationals fans can tune into MASN for their broadcast.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game today?

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

  • The Blue Jays broadcast will be on SN590 and the SN App.
  • Nationals fans can tune into the game on 106.7 The Fan, DC 87.7, La Pantera 100.7 FM/1220 AM.