The Toronto Blue Jays (35-28) will look to Bo Bichette, riding a two-game homer streak, against the Houston Astros (36-26) at 7:07 PM ET on Thursday, at Rogers Centre.

The Astros will give the nod to Framber Valdez (6-4) versus the Blue Jays and Jose Berrios (5-4).

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Astros vs. Blue Jays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
  • Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Valdez - HOU (6-4, 2.16 ERA) vs Berrios - TOR (5-4, 3.66 ERA)

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Framber Valdez

  • Valdez (6-4) will take the mound for the Astros, his 13th start of the season.
  • The left-hander did not allow a run in seven innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Los Angeles Angels.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 2.16, a 5.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.025 in 12 games this season.
  • He's going for his fourth straight quality start.
  • Valdez will look to finish five or more innings for the fourth start in a row.
  • In 12 appearances this season, he has finished three without allowing an earned run.

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Blue Jays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: José Berríos

  • Berrios gets the start for the Blue Jays, his 13th of the season. He is 5-4 with a 3.66 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 71 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance came on Saturday against the New York Mets, when the right-hander threw six innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The 29-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.66, with 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 games this season. Opponents are hitting .249 against him.
  • Berrios has six quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Berrios will try to pitch five or more innings for his 11th straight appearance. He's averaging 5.9 frames per outing.
  • In two of his appearances this season he did not give up an earned run.
  • The 29-year-old ranks 32nd in ERA (3.66), 42nd in WHIP (1.248), and 36th in K/9 (8.6) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

José Berríos vs. Astros

  • He meets an Astros offense that ranks 13th in the league with 281 total runs scored while batting .247 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .399 slugging percentage (17th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 69 home runs (15th in the league).
  • Head-to-head against the Astros this season, Berrios has pitched seven innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits while striking out three.

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