Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/12/14
Toronto Blue Jays (49-45) at Tampa Bay Rays (42-53)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Drew Hutchison (R) (6-7) (3.858) vs. David Price (L) (8-7) (3.480)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -165 / Toronto Blue Jays +155 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays face off on Saturday at Tropicana Field for game two of their series of AL East teams.
The Tampa Bay Rays came back and tied their game wit the Blue Jays on Friday but they let the game slip away taking the loss. Sean Rodriguez hit a home run and Ben Zobrist and Brandon Guyer had two hits each as the Blue Jays scored five runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Chris Archer allowed six hits and five runs while striking out seven over 5.0 innings to not factor in the decision as Grant Balfour took the loss. For Saturday’s game the Rays start David Price who has won his last three starts. For the season Price has allowed 132 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 159 over 139.2 innings for an 8-7 record and a 3.42 ERA.
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The Toronto Blue Jays blew their early lead on Friday but they came back and ended up getting the win. Jose Reyes had three hits and Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista had two hits each as the Blue Jays scored eight runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle allowed nine hits and two runs while striking out three over 5.0 innings to not get a decision as Dustin McGowan blew the save and Aaron Loup got the win to go to 3-2 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Blue Jays start Drew Hutchison who has lost three of his last four starts. For the season Hutchison has allowed 99 hits and 45 earned runs while striking out 93 over 105 innings for a 6-7 record and a 3.86 ERA.
Tampa Bay is 9-4 in their last 13 games, 6-17 in their last 23 games against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 in Price’s last five starts. Toronto is 2-6 in their last eight games, 1-9 as an underdog, and 5-2 in Hutchison’s last seven road starts. Toronto is 6-1 in the last seven meetings of these two.
The total is set at seven and I have this one staying under that number. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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