Major League Baseball
Preview
San Diego at Toronto
When: 7:07 PM ET, Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

The San Diego Padres' first-ever visit to Rogers Centre was totally forgettable before Alex Dickerson provided a noteworthy consolation moment in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Padres have homered in 23 consecutive games -- the longest streak in the majors this season -- entering Tuesday's matchup against the Blue Jays.

San Diego's homer binge is the longest in the National League since Atlanta's 23-game run in 2006 and is four shy of the major-league mark set by the Texas Rangers in 2002. Dickerson, who clubbed the streak-saving blast to prevent a shutout with one out in the ninth inning, is 6-for-9 with a pair of homers, two doubles and three RBIs in the past two games. Kevin Pillar collected three hits with an RBI double as Toronto won its second straight to improve to 2-2 on its nine-game homestand. Devon Travis added a pair of hits and is 12-for-30 over his last eight contests for the Blue Jays.

TV: 7:07 p.m. ET, FSN San Diego, Sportsnet (Toronto)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Padres RH Andrew Cashner (4-7, 4.79 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Marcus Stroman (8-4, 4.90)

Cashner has been among the most oft-mentioned names expected to be dealt at the trade deadline and therefore could be making his final start in a San Diego uniform. He certainly hasn't hurt his stock over his past two outings, allowing a combined two runs and seven hits over 11 2/3 innings against St. Louis and San Francisco. However, he remains winless away from home with an 0-4 record and 6.59 ERA in seven starts.

Stroman appears to be finding a groove with three quality starts in his last four turns, including eight innings of one-run ball to win at Arizona on Wednesday. Although he was pounded for three homers and seven runs in his previous turn, Stroman opened July with a pair of strong efforts in which he yielded three runs in 14 2/3 innings. Although Stroman has allowed 14 home runs, 10 of them have come with the bases empty.

WALK-OFFS

1. Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki is riding a 10-game hitting streak.

2. Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr., rumored to be a trade target for Toronto, sat out his second straight game even though he is healthy.

3. Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista returned to the lineup and was 1-for-3 in his first game since June 16.

PREDICTION: Blue Jays 4, Padres 3
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
San Diego 43-57 L1 23-25 20-32 10-11 10-11 19-27 4-8
Toronto 56-44 W2 29-22 27-22 23-19 13-11 8-8 12-6
Last Meeting
San Diego Toronto
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
7/25/16 SD 2 TOR 4 .161 1 .558 .300 0 .871
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
San Diego A. Dickerson .750 3 2.500
Toronto K. Pillar .750 3 2.000
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
San Diego A. Dickerson 1 1 2
Toronto K. Pillar 0 1 1
Pitching ERA Avg K
San Diego 4.50 .161 4
Toronto 2.00 .300 8
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
San Diego W. Myers .272 102 .837
Toronto J. Donaldson .301 112 .997
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
San Diego M. Kemp 22 51 67
Toronto E. Encarnacion 27 61 87
Pitching ERA Avg K
San Diego 4.57 .242 807
Toronto 3.81 .252 776