Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox - 7/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (36-44) at Toronto Blue Jays (42-38)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
W Miley (7-7) (4.38) vs. Matt Boyd (0-1) (5.40)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -128 / Boston Red Sox +118 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox conclude their series at the Rogers Centre on Thursday.
The Boston Red Sox have been on a bit of a tear the last few weeks with wins in seven of ten before taking one on the chin in an 11-2 defeat at the Rogers Centre on Wednesday. The struggles of Rick Porcello continued with seven runs scored on seven hits including a trio of homers in two innings with Jonathan Aro charged with three more. Boston mustered six hits but did not draw a walk with Mookie Betts connecting on a solo jack while Alejandro De Aza singled in Hanley Ramirez. Lefty Wade Miley gets his second start of 2015 against the Blue Jays on Thursday. Miley threw the ball well in a 4-1 loss at Tampa Bay with two runs allowed on five hits with eight K’s in 6.1 frames.
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The Toronto Blue Jays drive to reach the top of the American League East has hit a snag with losses in three of four where the offense has not produced. That Jays had everything go their way Wednesday with starter Mark Buehrle allowing a run on four hits with seven K’s through seven frames to get the win. The Jays exploded for 16 hits with Justin Smoak smacking two bombs and driving in three while Edwin Encarnacion clubbed a three run jack. Jose Bautsta also went deep and knocked in three with Josh Donaldson also leaving the yard followed by Jose Reyes with four runs. Rookie left hander Matt Boyd gets his second career start versus visiting Boston. Boyd struggled in his debut with four runs plated on nine hits including three homers over 6.2 innings of a 4-0 loss to Texas.
The under is 15-5-2 in Boston’s last 22 on astroturf and is 8-3 in Miley’s last 11 starts overall. Toronto are 16-7 in their last 23 games on astroturf and are 18-8 in their last 26 overall. The under is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings. Going with the Jays here who lost to Miley not long ago…