Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles - 6/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (35-33) at Toronto Blue Jays (37-33)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
C Tillman (5-7) (5.07) vs. S Copeland (1-1) (2.57)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -117 / Baltimore Orioles +107 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles finish their series at the Rogers Centre Sunday.
The Baltimore Orioles have been trying to reverse their slow start to the season and have been doing just that. The Orioles evened their series with Toronto 5-3 behind some late scoring and a competitive effort on the mound. Starter Kevin Gausman gave up both runs on four hits over five frames before four relievers held the potent Toronto attack at bay. The O’s totaled ten hits and walked once with Manny Machado swinging the big with three hits, two runs driven in and a pair scored while Caleb Joseph scored and drove in a run. Chris Tillman toes the rubber for the third time against Toronto this season. Tillman will be shooting for his 4th straight win after defeating the Phillies 19-3 with all three runs scored over six frames.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have been streaking and have been closing in on the top spot in the American League East. The red hot Blue Jays cooled off for a day Saturday with poor late inning pitching and a lack of punch at the plate doing them in. Starter Mark Buehrle was strong on the mound but did not get a decision with two runs plated through seven innings. Aaron Loup was charged with three 9th inning runs in 2/3 of an inning. The offense had opportunities with ten hits and a trio of BB that saw Jose Bautista going 2-4 with an RBI while Edwin Encarnacion also drove in a run. Rookie Scott Copeland makes his third career start when he faces the Blue Jays. Copeland comes off of a 3-2 loss to the Mets where he allowed all three runs on eight hits in four innings.
Baltimore are 9-3 in their last 12 overall and are 2-6 in their last 8 games on astroturf while going 6-17 in their last 23 road games. Toronto are 13-3 in their last 16 games on astroturf and are 18-6 in their last 24 overall while going 4-9 in their last 13 Sunday games. Baltimore are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and 18-48 in the last 66 meetings in Toronto. For now I’ll go with the Jays but Copeland isn’t proven…