Blue Jays vs. Cleveland - May 8-10

Monday, May 08 2017 @ 06:52 PM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

The Edwing returns!

Edwin Encarnacion makes his first appearance in Toronto with Cleveland batting just .217/.349/.377 with five home runs and 11 runs batted in. (Image from Metro News)

Series Schedule/Probable Starters

Monday @ 7:07 pm ET - Trevor Bauer (2-3, 7.67) vs. Marcus Stroman (2-2 3.89 ERA)
Tuesday @ 7:07 pm ET - Carlos Carrasco (3-2, 2.18) vs. Mike Bolsinger (NR)
Wednesday @ 7:07 pm ET - Danny Salazar (2-3, 4.28 ERA) vs. Francisco Liriano (2-3, 4.44 ERA)

In a rematch of last year's horrible ALCS, the AL Central leaders are 3-3 on their road trip so far. They dropped two of three in Detroit before winning two of three in Kansas City. Their 17-13 record gives them a 1-1/2 game lead over Minnesota.

The 11-20 Blue Jays somehow won two of three in Tampa Bay but are now dealing with the fact catcher Russell Martin is now on the disabled list with neck and shoulder issues. Mike Ohlman (take a look at his life!) has been called up from Buffalo to take Martin's place while pitcher Casey Lawrence has been designated for assignment.

Burning Question - How much longer will Cleveland be Toronto's sports daddy?

Hot Take - Toronto leads the all-time series with Cleveland 203-201. It'll be a minor miracle if that still holds up after this series.

On Deck - Seattle is in town May 11-14.