Two teams in vastly different situations kick off an interleague series in the City of Angels. The Toronto Blue Jays bring the youth movement on the road as they open a three-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night. Toronto dropped the rubber game of their weekend set with the Mariners, getting blanked 7-0 Sunday afternoon at home. Los Angeles fell 5-3 in the rubber game of their three-game road set with the Braves Sunday afternoon. The Dodgers took two of three meetings in Toronto in the last series between the teams May 6-8, 2016.
Toronto Blue Jays Hope to Regroup on the Road
Toronto dropped the final two games of their three-game home set with the Mariners as they were blanked on Sunday. The Blue Jays entered Monday fourth in the AL East race, 31.5 games behind the Yankees and 22 games behind the Rays for the second wild card spot. Toronto mustered only two hits in their loss to Yusei Kikuchi, who had just one win in the last three months: Brandon Drury had a double while Randal Grichuk had a single. Wilmer Font (2-1) took the loss as he allowed one run on three hits with no walks and three strikeouts in two innings of work.
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Sean Reid-Foley is expected to make his ninth appearance, seventh start, on the mound for the Blue Jays in this contest. He comes in 2-3 with a 3.00 ERA, a 1.567 WHIP, 19 walks and 26 strikeouts over 30 innings of work on the year. Reid-Foley took the loss in his last outing, which was a start at home against the Rangers Wednesday afternoon. He threw 3.1 innings, allowing three runs on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts in a 7-3 Toronto loss. Reid-Foley is 1-2 with a 3.65 ERA, a 1.78 WHIP, nine walks and 10 strikeouts over 12.1 innings in his last three starts. He makes his first career start against the Dodgers in this contest, which marks his 16th career appearance and 14th major league start. In his 16th major league appearance and 14th career start, Reid-Foley pitches at Dodger Stadium for the first time.