Tigers vs. Blue Jays - 7/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (42-38) at Detroit Tigers (39-39)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
D Hutchison (8-1) (4.99) vs. K Ryan (1-1) (4.56)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -139 / Toronto Blue Jays +129 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, FSN-DET, MLB Network
The Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 20 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 96 hits and 52 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Kevin Pillar have combined for 85 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last eight road games. Drew Hutchison gets the ball, and he’s 8-1 with a 4.99 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. This will be Hutchison’s second career game against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Tigers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Tigers have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 95 hits and 53 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 94 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost five of their last seven home games. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 6-7 with a 4.63 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 2-2 with a 4.41 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 5-0 in Hutchisons last 5 starts. The Tigers are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. American League East and 4-0 in Sanchezs last 4 starts. The Blue Jays are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Tigers need this win to kind of stop the bleeding, and Sanchez has been pretty decent this season. I look for Detroit to put together a complete game and get the job done.