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LEADING OFF: O's, Jays swing away in Toronto

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Offense is expected when the Orioles and Blue Jays play the AL wild-card game in Toronto. Baltimore led the majors with 253 home runs this season, and Toronto was fourth with 221 — as Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday, when these AL East rivals meet, "they're normally slugfests."

The pitching matchup favors the O's. Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman was 1-2 with a 7.04 ERA in four starts against Baltimore this season, while Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was 1-0 with a 3.63 ERA in four starts against Toronto.


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