Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Blue Jays, D-backs close out two-game set

The D-backs will send Robbie Ray to the mound on Wednesday afternoon as Arizona concludes a brief two-game Interleague series with Toronto.
The left-hander has won his previous two starts, allowing two earned runs in 13 2/3 innings. In his last start, against the Phillies, Ray (4-5, 4.44 ERA) surrendered two runs while striking out seven over six innings of work. The 24-year-old averages 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings pitched -- seventh highest in the NL.
Toronto will counter with J.A. Happ (8-3, 3.41 ERA). The 33-year-old left-hander has won his last two starts, surrendering four earned runs over 14 innings. Happ tossed seven innings of one-run ball his last time out against the Phillies, striking out five in a 13-2 win.
Three things to know about this game
• Arizona right fielder Yasmany Tomas has reached base safely in 25 of 26 road games. On Tuesday night, he gave the D-backs a 3-0 lead, smacking his 10th home run of the season off Marco Estrada in the fourth.
• D-backs second baseman Rickie Weeks Jr. is a career 8-for-19 (.421) hitter against Happ. Weeks has two home runs, three RBIs and three doubles.
• Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, last week's AL Player of the Week, has hits in 11 of his last 12 games.

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