Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (29-20) at Toronto Blue Jays (26-25)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
D Price (7-1) (5.34) vs. R Dickey (2-6) (4.60)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +118 / Boston Red Sox -128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to extend their lead in the AL East with a win at the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
The Boston Red Sox have taken over the lead in the American League East and the trick is staying there. The Red Sox have dropped three straight following a 10-9 loss at Toronto on Sunday with starter Rick Porcello allowing four runs over 6.2 frames before Tom Layne, Junichi Tazawa and Craig Kimbrel giving up two runs apiece. Boston pounded out 15 hits with Hanley Ramirez going deep and scoring three times while David Ortiz went solo and Travis Shaw cracked a two run bomb. Dustin Pedroia drove in two more with every player reaching base. The Red Sox give the ball to a surging David Price on Sunday afternoon. Price began the season slow but has won three straight outings with six runs allowed over 23 innings of work.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have been heating up to throw their names in the hat for contenders in the American League East. The Blue Jays have been showing some life with wins in seven of nine after Saturday’s late rally. Jays starter Marcus Stroman was charged with seven runs on eleven hits including a pair of homers through 5.1 innings for a no decision. Toronto totaled 13 hits and walked twice with Russell Martin going 3-5 with a homer, three RBI’s and three runs while Devon Travis driving in two and scoring. Knuckleballer RA Dickey will be on the hill Sunday to face Boston for the third time in 2016. Dickey has dropped back to back starts where he has allowed nine runs on 13 hits including four homers in 12.2 frames.
The over is 12-3-2 in Boston’s last 17 overall and the under is 9-3 in their last 12 Sunday games while the Red Sox are 21-10 in their last 31 overall. Toronto are 7-2 in their last 9 Sunday games and are 1-8 in Dickey’s last 9 starts while the over is 5-1-2 in Dickey’s last 8 home starts. I’m going with Price and hoping he is the stopper here…