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  W: T. Pannone (3-5)   L: L. Lynn (14-8)   S: K. Giles (16)
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Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario  Attendance: 22,958

Rangers look to rebound from rout vs. Blue Jays

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Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays

  1. Toronto is 26-16 against Texas since the 2013 season, its highest winning percentage against any American League opponent over that span. The Rangers haven't won a season series from the Blue Jays since 2012 but did take two of three from the Blue Jays in Arlington from May 3-5.
  2. The Blue Jays lead the majors with a .331 average out of the leadoff spot since the All-Star break. Toronto is averaging 5.37 runs per game since June 16 after averaging 3.83 per game prior to that date, which had ranked 28th in the majors.
  3. Texas is 2-4 thus far on a nine-game road trip and has scored only 10 runs while batting .155 for the trek. The Rangers have struck out once every 3.59 plate appearances on the road this season, the worst mark in the majors since 1913.
  4. Shin-Soo Choo ranks 10th among active players (min. 3000 PA) in career on-base percentage (.378), but his .282 OBP at Rogers Centre is his lowest at any current major league park. Choo is 5-for-48 (.104) with a .307 OPS in 12 regular-season games in Toronto since 2014.
  5. Cavan Biggio is 4-for-50 in 14 games at Rogers Centre since July 3 and his .158 season average at home is the fourth-lowest in the majors this season among players with at least 120 plate appearances (Travis Shaw, .147; Jay Bruce, .148; Ryan O'Hearn, .150).
  6. Ariel Jurado has a 6.64 ERA in innings 1-3 and a 4.04 ERA from the fourth inning on in his 14 starts. Over his last three starts, Jurado has allowed just two runs in nine innings while holding opposing hitters to a .152 average after the third inning.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/12/2019 thru 8/14/2019

It was a study in contrasts for the Toronto Blue Jays over the past two days, while the visiting Texas Rangers stayed in a familiar rut when the teams played the opener of a three-game series Monday night.

After losing 1-0 to the New York Yankees on Sunday, the Blue Jays swamped the Rangers 19-4 on Monday. It matched the third-highest run total in a game in club history and was the most since they beat the Tampa Bay Rays 20-11 on June 25, 2011. The loss gave the Rangers a 2-5 record on their nine-game road trip.

The Blue Jays would like the trend to continue Tuesday in the second game of the series and, of course, the Rangers do not.

It was the second time the Rangers have allowed 19 runs this season. The other time was July 17 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Rangers, who beat the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 Sunday, have lost five of their past six games. While Toronto improved to 16-15 since the All-Star break, Texas is 11-17 in the same span.

The Rangers have scored just 14 runs in the first seven games of their trip.

"I don't like seeing our guys struggle," said Rangers manager Chris Woodward, who is a former Blue Jays player. "That's concerning. I know that it's part of the game. The only concerning aspect I would have is if I don't see adjustments we've made to what's happening, and if we're just going to hope that things get better, because that's what our old-school mentality tells us -- we'll get out of it eventually."

Right-hander Lance Lynn (14-7, 3.60 ERA) will start Tuesday for the Rangers, and the Blue Jays will send out left-hander Thomas Pannone (2-5, 6.83).

Lynn is 1-2 with a 6.11 ERA in six career games (five starts) against the Blue Jays. He earned his first career victory against them May 4 at Arlington, Texas, an 8-5 Rangers win in which he allowed eight hits, five walks and five runs in six innings. His only career start at the Rogers Centre was a 3-1 loss June 6, 2014 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pannone's only career outing against the Rangers was May 4, when he started against Lynn. In 2 1/3 innings, Pannone allowed seven runs, five hits and three walks. This will be his 29th appearance and seventh start this season.

While the Blue Jays were circling the bases Monday -- with Brandon Drury hitting his first career grand slam in a five-RBI game and Bo Bichette enjoying his first career four-hit game -- they were without shortstop Freddy Galvis.

Galvis was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, and outfielder Billy McKinney was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.

Galvis was a favorite of Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. But the emergence of Bichette since making his major league debut two weeks ago was going to change how Galvis would be used.

"Personally, I love professionals like that," Montoyo said. "He's going to go play every day at short where he belongs; he doesn't have to be a utility guy. That's good for him, but we're going to miss him. That's a fact. I'm going to miss him. He became a friend, too. I loved everything that he did in that clubhouse."

The Reds did not say immediately how they would use Galvis.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 13, 2019

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