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Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a home run in his second straight game on Tuesday as his club went on to beat the Rays by a score of 4-2. His solo shot off Drew Rasmussen in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie at the time for his second hit of the ball game, and he finished the night going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. The 27-year-old has quietly put together a solid fantasy season with 21 home runs, 61 runs, 83 RBI and a .285 average in 135 games this season despite getting the majority of his at-bats in the bottom-third of the Jays order. Although Gurriel may be a bit boring, he remains a sturdy fantasy asset in deep leagues.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah improved his record to 7-2 on the season on Tuesday as his club defeated the Rays 4-2. The right-hander was a bit wild in this one by walking six batters and beaning another, but he managed to give up just two runs on five hits over his six frames of work. Manoah punched out seven on the night to give him 109 K in 99 IP this season to go along with a sharp 3.36 ERA and 1.08 in his first 18 big-league starts. He'll have a chance to improve upon his excellent rookie campaign in his next outing this weekend versus the Twins.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Robbie Ray suffered his first loss in nearly two months on Monday as his club fell to the Rays 6-4. The left-hander cruised for the first four frames before he gave up a couple of infield singles and then a three-run homer to Yandy Diaz in the bottom of the fifth. He would then surrender a two-out double to Randy Arozarena before getting the hook with seven hits allowed and a 5/2 K/BB through 97 pitches. With the loss, Ray's record dropped to 12-6 with a superb 2.72 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and a 238/45 K/BB through 182 IP as he looks ahead to his next matchup versus the Twins this weekend.
The Toronto Blue Jays placed starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu (neck) on the 10-day injured list due to neck tightness on Sunday. Fellow pitcher Tayler Saucedo was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told the media that the hope is that Ryu only misses one start before returning to the rotation. The 34-year-old lefty has struggled in each of his last two outings, giving up a total of 12 earned runs over just 4.1 innings. He is 13-9 with a 4.34 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP on the year. He'll be out until at least the middle of next week. Fantasy managers who play through the entirety of next week may want to keep him in an IL spot as there's a chance he can be used one last time this year.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios picked up his 12th win of the season on Sunday as his club defeated his former Minnesota Twins team 5-3. The right-hander gave up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six over 6 2/3 IP, marking his fifth-straight game registering a quality start. He was handed a five-run lead after the first, so he was able to cruise through most of the start until a home run in the seventh ended his night after 100 pitches. Berrios is having another solid fantasy campaign in his age-27 season with a 3.45 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 187 K in 180 IP in 30 starts this season. He'll have another chance to defeat his former club in a rematch versus the Twins from Minnesota next week.