The injury-plagued Toronto Blue Jays look to start turning things around when they visit the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday to begin a three-game series that leads into the All-Star break.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays LH Mark Buehrle (10-6, 2.60 ERA) vs. Rays RH Chris Archer (5-5, 3.16)
Buehrle is 0-5 in his last six starts and has surrendered seven homers with a 3.60 ERA, but lasted at least six innings in each of them and has done that in 16 of 18 outings overall.
Archer has allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his last starts, including last time out when he gave up a pair in 8 1/3 innings to defeat Detroit.
– Over is 5-1-1 in Buehrles last 7 starts vs. American League East.
– Over is 5-1-2 in Rays last 8 overall.