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Probable Pitchers

Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Aaron Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez surrendered a season-high 10 hits and six earned runs in his last outing, an 8-5 loss against the Athletics. He pitched seven innings of one-run ball against the Rays on April 5 and picked up a no-decision.

Drew Smyly, LHP
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    Drew Smyly, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Smyly is 1-1 with a 4.96 ERA in six career outings vs. the Jays. His record has disguised how well he’s thrown this season, locating all 4 of his pitches and frequently getting ahead in the count. He is 3-2 with a 3.58 ERA in 13 outings at The Trop.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, regular season
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. TB
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Happ allowed three runs over seven innings on 92 pitches his last time out against the Athletics. The veteran left-hander is 1-1 with a 6.46 ERA in six starts at Tropicana Field.

Chris Archer, RHP
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    Chris Archer, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Archer picked up his 1st win Monday vs. the O's, when he allowed no runs in 6 2/3. His secret: Locating his pitches and getting ahead in the count. He’s primarily been known as a fastball-slider pitcher, but he successfully used his changeup Monday.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Marcus Stroman, RHP
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    Marcus Stroman, last 5 years vs. TB
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Stroman has tossed at least six innings in seven of his last eight starts dating back to last year. He is 2-1 with a 4.74 ERA in three career starts against the Rays, and this is the second time this year he will be matched up against them.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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    Jake Odorizzi, regular season
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    Jake Odorizzi, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Odorizzi has improved in preventing the big inning and he’s also shown an ability to survive when he doesn’t have his best stuff, which he did Tuesday while holding the O's to 1 run in 5 frames. Righties are hitting .329, lefties .225 vs. him in '16.

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