Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/4/14
Toronto Blue Jays (34-24) at Detroit Tigers (31-22)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
R.A. Dickey (R) (5-4) (4.296) vs. Rick Porcello (R) (8-2) (3.817)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -128 / Toronto Blue Jays +118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNET, FSN-DET
The Toronto Blue Jays look to stay hot when they play game two of three against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
The Blue Jays have won 12 of their last 14 games and are starting to really run away with the AL East. The Blue Jays have been getting the job done all season with their offense, but their pitching staff has allowed three or less runs in four of their last six games. Edwin Encarnacion has 11 RBI in his last nine games and Jose Bautista has a nine-game hitting streak going. This deadly combination has made the Blue Jays a dangerous team to watch. Getting the nod is R.A. Dickey, who is 5-4 with a 4.30 ERA and has 61 strikeouts in 73.1 innings. Dickey is 5-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 15 career games against the Tigers.
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The Tigers have lost three straight and seven of their last 10 games. The main reason for the Tigers struggles has been a lack of offense, as they’ve scored three or less runs in seven of their last 12 games. That’s not like a Tigers team that’s loaded with power hitter after power hitter. Victor Martinez has six multi-hit games in his last 10 matchups, while Miguel Cabrera has homered three times in his last seven games. Rick Porcello gets the start, and he’s 8-2 with a 3.68 ERA and has 42 strikeouts in 63.2 innings. Porcello is 2-3 with a 4.89 ERA in six career starts against the Blue Jays
The Blue Jays are 0-5 in Dickey's last 5 road starts and 5-1 in Dickey's last 6 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Tigers are 6-1 in Porcello's last 7 home starts and 3-7 in Porcello's last 10 starts vs. American League East.
The Tigers are going to bounce back eventually, which is why I'm avoiding picking a winner and going with the over. Both teams can score runs in a hurry and Dickey has been shakey all season long. I see this game producing double-digit runs.