Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays Free Pick - 8/7/13
Toronto Blue Jays (53-60) at Seattle Mariners (52-61)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm (Safeco Field)
JA Happ (L) (2-2) (4.909) vs. Aaron Harang (R) (5-10) (5.275)
Seattle Mariners -124 / Toronto Blue Jays +114 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The not quite dead yet Toronto Blue Jays took their second game this week at the Seattle Mariners Tuesday 7-2 and aim at the sweep on Wednesday.
Toronto led 7-0 heading to the seventh-inning stretch courtesy of Jose Reyes' home run, Emilio Bonifacio's RBI-double Reyes' RBI-single, Colby Rasmus' RBI-single, Brett Lawrie's RBI-single and Edwin Encarnacion's RBI-double.
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Brad Miller's triple during the bottom of the eventh plated the only runs on the Jays. Seattle's Felix Hernandez (11-5, 2.39 ERA) was destroyed for six runs, three earned, during five frames.
Aaron Harang (5-10, 5.27 ERA) takes command next for the M's from the rubber. At Seattle Harang is 4-5 beating the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros and San Diego Padres by yielding three runs during 31 innings. In Safeco Field defeats Harang has given up 22 runs during 20.1 frames. Against Harang Toronto is 27-of-99 with a dozen RBIs, three each Mark DeRosa's and Josh Thole's.
The Blue Jays retaliate with J.A. Happ (2-2, 4.91 ERA) Wednesday. Happ won his first and only road decision April 12 at the Kansas City Royals by conceding four runs during five innings. In two Toronto one-run away losses Happ bled for four runs, three earned, during 12 frames at the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees.
On May 7 at the Tampa Bay Rays Happ was strapped for four runs during 1.1 innings. The Jays did however win 6-4. The Mariners are 4-of-17 with two Michael Morse RBIs versus Happ. Morse is 3-of-4 so if Happ can pitch around him Toronto could be in good position to snatch another road victory.