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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers ALDS Game 5 - 10/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers (90-76) at Toronto Blue Jays (95-71)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 4:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

M Stroman (4-0) (2.12) vs. C Hamels (7-1) (3.57)

The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -185 / Texas Rangers +165 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX Sports

The Texas Rangers travel to the Rogers Centre to battle the Toronto Blue Jays in game five of the ALDS.

The Texas Rangers had a golden opportunity to advance to the ALCS but failed to do so and now face Toronto on the road in game five for all the marbles. This one was over quickly as the Blue Jays scored three in the first and cruised to and easy 8-4 decision. Starter Derek Holland had been struggling heading in to the postseason and was hit hard with six runs allowed on five hits including three homers over two innings while five relievers were forced in to action. The offense totaled eleven hits with Mitch Moreland, Elvis Andrus and Robinson Chirinos driving in runs while Shin-Soo Choo scored twice. Left hander Cole Hamels opposes the Blue Jays for the second time in the ALDS on Wednesday. Hamels won game two 6-4 with all four runs scored (two earned) on six hits in seven frames.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers ALDS Game 5 - 10/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Toronto Blue Jays did what they do best in game two of the ALDS and that’s hit the ball and light up the scoreboard. An 8-4 win at Texas in game four evened the series 2-2 to set up a decisive game five at home. Starter RA Dickey allowed a run on five hits through 4.2 frames before David Price got the win despite giving up three runs on six hits over three innings. The Jays made it work with a 12 hit attack that featured homers from Kevin Pillar, Josh Donaldson and Chris Colabello with a combined seven RBI’s. The Blue Jays turn to Marcus Stroman for the decisive game five match up with the Rangers. In the second game of the ALDS Stroman was charged with four runs (three earned) on five hits over seven innings of a 6-4 defeat. 

The over is 5-1-2 in Texas last 8 road games and the Rangers  are 6-2 in their last 8 road games while the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The over is 4-0-4 in Toronto’s last 8 on astroturf and is 7-1-2 in their last 10 overall while going  11-2-1 in their last 14 Wednesday games. The odds heavily favor Toronto but the Rangers should have no fear having beaten the Blue Jays twice at the Rogers Centre already…

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