Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 9/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (78-58) at Boston Red Sox (64-72)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
R Dickey (10-10) (4.09) vs. Henry Owens (2-2) (5.87)
The Line: Boston Red Sox +130 / Toronto Blue Jays -140 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays look to even their series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
The Toronto Blue Jays are just trying to fend off the Yankees in the American League East and have been doing it. The Blue Jays had won seven of ten before absorbing an 11-4 defeat at Fenway Park Monday. Mark Buehrle took the loss with five runs plated on nine hits over 3.1 frames before the pen was charged with six runs. The Jays logged nine hits with Justin Smoak and Josh Donaldson going solo while Jose Bautista drove in two. Knuckleballer RA Dickey takes the bump versus the Red Sox in game two of the series. Dickey is coming off one of his better outings with a complete game 5-1 win versus Cleveland.
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The Boston Red Sox have been playing some of their best baseball of the season although it’s too late to make a difference. The Red Sox stayed hot with Monday’s win for their 8th in eleven contests. Rick Porcello improved to 7-12 with all four runs plated (three earned) on eight hits through 7.1 innings. Porcello was supported by an eleven hit attack that saw Jackie Bradley Jr. go 4-4 with a homer, four RBI’s and two runs while Travis Shaw went deep and knocked in two with Xander Bogaerts drove in a pair. Rookie left hander Henry Owens makes his first career start against the Blue Jays. Owens was hit hard last time out in a 13-8 loss versus the Yankees where he gave up seven runs in 1.2 frames.
The over is 7-1 in Toronto’s last 8 road games and is 7-1 in their last 8 on grass while the under is 8-3-1 in their last 12 Tuesday games. The over is 10-3-2 in Boston’s last 15 games as an underdog and is 19-6-2 in their last 27 overall while going 19-7-1 in their last 27 home games. I’m leaning Toronto the way they hit lefties although the over might be worth a look…