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MLB series preview: San Francisco Giants at Toronto Blue Jays

MLB series preview: San Francisco Giants at Toronto Blue Jays
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Giants third baseman Evan Longoria has a long history with the Jays, including 10 seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays. Longoria is batting just .220 this season, but over the years has hit .285 against Toronto with 24 homers and 124 RBIs in 171 games. For the Jays, no one had a better road trip than first baseman Justin Smoak, who hit .444 with three homers and 10 RBIs in seven games.

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Sources shot down Monday’s latest online report that Blue Jays top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. would make his big-league debut Tuesday … Former Jays infielder Yangervis Solarte signed a minor-league deal with the Giants in the off-season and made the roster. He’s hitting .205 in 19 games … San Francisco catcher Buster Posey ended the longest home run drought of his career — 237 at-bats — with a game-winning, three-run blast on Sunday against the Pirates … The Lourdes Gurriel Jr. bobblehead giveaway is expected to go ahead Wednesday despite the infielder’s recent demotion to Triple-A Buffalo.
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