Athletics at Blue Jays - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (51-62) at Toronto Blue Jays (61-52)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
K Graveman (6-7) (3.89) vs. D Hutchison (10-2) (5.42)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays / Oakland Athletics --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Oakland Athletics look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Athletics have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Brett Lawrie leads Oakland with 104 hits and 45 RBI while Josh Reddick and Marcus Semien have combined for 88 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost four of their last five road games. Kendall Graveman gets the ball, and he’s 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Graveman’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Blue Jays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 130 hits and 83 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Kevin Pillar have combined for 103 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five straight home games. Drew Hutchison takes the hill, and he’s 10-2 with a 5.42 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. This will be Hutchison’s second career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in Gravemans last 5 starts. The Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day and 4-0 in Hutchisons last 4 starts. The Athletics are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Blue Jays remain red hot and can smell a playoff spot. The A's are playing well as well, but have been far less consistent and have a shaky pitcher on the mound. Give me the home team.