Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles 9/26/14 MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (95-64) at Toronto Blue Jays (81-77)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Chris Tillman (R) (13-5) (3.173) vs. Drew Hutchison (R) (10-13) (4.509)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -113 / Baltimore Orioles +103 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles face off on Friday in Toronto in game one of their series.
The Toronto Blue Jays led the American League East for the bulk of the season but they won’t be going to the post season this year. The Blue Jays are 44-34 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss. As a team the Blue Jays are hitting .259 with Melky Cabrera hitting .301, Jose Bautista hitting .290, and Jose Reyes hitting .285. For game one against the O’s Toronto starts Drew Hutchison who is 10-13 with a 4.51 ERA for the season and 1-2 with a 4.86 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Baltimore Orioles have run away with the AL East and they have an outside chance to finish with the best record in baseball this season. Baltimore is 45-33 on the road, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. As a team the Orioles are hitting .258 with Adam Jones hitting .281, Nick Markakis hitting .276, and Nelson Cruz hitting .273. For Friday’s game Baltimore starts Chris Tillman who is 13-5 with a 3.26 ERA and -0 with a 1.93 ERA in his last three starts.
Toronto is 9-2 in their last 11 home games, 7-3 as a favorite, and 2-6 in Hutchison’s last eight starts. Baltimore is 4-2 as a road underdog, 38-18 in their last 56 games, and 40-17 in Tillman’s last 57 starts. Baltimore has won their last four games against Toronto.
Baltimore is just the better team here and with Tillman I expect them to win easy here.
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