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The Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays will open up a three-game series on Monday night inside the Rogers Centre, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:07 ET on ESPN.

Las Vegas oddsmakers have established the Rangers as -145 road favorites, while the opening total has dropped by a half run to settle in at 8.5.

Yu Darvish (3-0, 2.42 ERA) is set to appear in Canada for the first time this year, and comes off a dominating 2-0 home win over the New York Yankees. He tossed 8.1 shutout innings and struck out a season-high 10 batters in that effort.

The Japanese right-hander has won all four of his starts, averaging a major league-leading 113 pitches per game. Darvish has yet to allow a home run in 26 combined innings.

Sports bettors will find that the Rangers are 8-2 in their last 10 games against AL East teams, while the "under" is 4-1 in the last five meetings in this series.

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