Rodriguez leads Mariners against the Blue Jays after 4-hit outing


Seattle Mariners (16-19, third in the AL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (18-17, third in the AL East)

Toronto; Monday, 7:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Chris Flexen (1-5, 4.24 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 22 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (1-1, 4.15 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 27 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -163, Mariners +139; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners play the Toronto Blue Jays after Julio Rodriguez had four hits on Sunday in an 8-7 win over the Mets.

Toronto has an 18-17 record overall and a 10-6 record at home. The Blue Jays have an 11-5 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

Seattle is 16-19 overall and 9-7 at home. Mariners hitters have a collective .317 on-base percentage, the third-ranked percentage in the AL.

The matchup Monday is the first meeting this season between the two clubs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto with seven home runs while slugging .480. George Springer is 6-for-29 with a home run and six RBI over the last 10 games.

J.P. Crawford has seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and 11 RBI for the Mariners. Eugenio Suarez is 7-for-34 with two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 3-7, .204 batting average, 4.23 ERA, outscored by seven runs

Mariners: 4-6, .244 batting average, 4.80 ERA, outscored by 16 runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Tayler Saucedo: 10-Day IL (hip), Cavan Biggio: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Nate Pearson: 10-Day IL (mono)

Mariners: Erik Swanson: 15-Day IL (right shouler), J.P. Crawford: day-to-day (back), Ken Giles: 60-Day IL (finger), Tom Murphy: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Matt Festa: 15-Day IL (right elbow), Mitch Haniger: 10-Day IL (ankle), Evan White: 60-Day IL (sports hernia), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Lewis: 10-Day IL (knee)