HR Derby contestants headline Dodgers-Blue Jays matchup

This time around, Mookie Bates will have his team behind him as he seeks some revenge against Wladimir Guerrero Jr.

Bates will lead los angeles dodgers This is their first home game since 8 July when they played toronto blue jays In the beginning of a three-game series and a nine-game homestand on Monday night

In fact, the wait for a game in Los Angeles has been so long that in the interim, Bates lost to Guerrero in the first round of the July 10 Home Run Derby in Seattle. Guerrero earned the home-run crown and the $1 million first prize.

Bates has long recovered from his derby disappointment when he lost 26–11 to Guerrero in the first round. He played in the All-Star game the next day, then led dodgers Three consecutive series wins against the Mets, Orioles and most recently the Rangers

dodgers They entered Monday after an 8-4 loss to Texas on Sunday, but Max Muncie hit a grand slam in the shutout and Los Angeles scored 31 runs in the series, winning 16-3 on Saturday.

“It was a great road trip,” dodgers said manager Dave Roberts. “Obviously, you want to end it with a win. Really proud of the way we played.”

dodgers Will send rookie right-hander Michael Grove (2-2, 6.40 ERA) to the mound on Monday. Grove, who never faced it blue JaysEarning one run in five innings Tuesday in Baltimore, he earned consecutive wins for the first time in his young career.

Grove had little success against the Orioles, using a cut fastball to deal with left-handers who were giving him trouble.

blue Jays The right-hander will take on Jose Berrios (8-7, 3.39), who has a 1.47 ERA in his last three starts but no wins to show for his efforts. In his most recent outing, Wednesday against the San Diego Padres, Berrios allowed two runs over six innings while topping the season with nine strikeouts.

Berrios has faced dodgers Once. In early 2017, he allowed four runs in four innings while taking the loss as a member of the Minnesota Twins.

Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak at the hands of the Seattle Mariners with a 4-3 win on Sunday. Guerrero has continued his power show since the derby with four home runs in nine games, including bombs in back-to-back games. Brandon Belt has also hit home runs in the last two days.

five of six games between the Mariners and blue Jays This season is decided by one run

Toronto manager John Schneider said, “It’s been a back-and-forth game with a lot of these guys, going on for the last couple of years.” “It seems like that’s how we’re matched up. It seems like there’s always going to be big moments, whether it’s relievers or starters getting out of big jams and having some big at-bats.”

now comes a meeting with dodgers and a chance for blue Jays to end a five-match losing streak against National League clubs. Los Angeles has also won nine of the last 10 meetings between the teams

The club last met in Los Angeles in 2019 dodgers Earning a three-game sweep, including one-run games in the last two contests

–Field Level Media

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