Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 9/25/13
Toronto Blue Jays (71-86) at Baltimore Orioles (82-75)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Esmil Rogers (R) (4-6) (4.573) vs. Bud Norris (R) (10-10) (4.076)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -143 / Toronto Blue Jays +133 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNET, MASN
The Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays face off on Wednesday at Camden Yards for their second to last meeting of the season.
The Baltimore Orioles appear to have run out of gas as the season is coming to an end and we saw that on Tuesday when they fell to the Blue Jays. Brian Roberts and Nate McLouth each hit home runs and Matt Weiters and J.J. Hardy each had two hits as the Orioles scored two runs on 10 hits. Chris TIllman allowed five hits and a run, while striking out nine over seven innings. but Brian Matusz blew the save and Francisco Rodriguez took the loss. For Wednesday’s game, the Orioles start Bud Norris, who is 10-12 with a 4.12 ERA for the season and 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Toronto Blue Jays are going to finish in last place in the AL East, but on Tuesday they at least showed they are still giving it effort. Jose Reyes, Adam Lind, and Mark DeRosa each had two hits as the Blue Jays scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Todd Redmond allowed eight hits and two runs over 5.2 innings, but it was Sergio Santos who got the win and Casey Janssen who got the save. For Wednesday’s game, the Blue Jays start Esmil Rogers, who is 5-8 with a 4.52 ERA and 1-1 with a 2.81 ERA in his last three starts.
Baltimore is 7-4 in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record, 2-7 in their last nine games as a favorite, and 4-1 in Norris’ last five starts as a favorite. Toronto is 5-2 in their last seven game twos of a series, 4-0 in their last four road games against a right-handed starter, and 4-0 in Rogers’ last four starts in game two of a series. Toronto is 6-11 in their last 17 games in Baltimore.
The Jays got the best of it on Tuesday, but look for the Orioles to bounce back here.