Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/24/14
Baltimore Orioles (9-10) at Toronto Blue Jays (11-9)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Bud Norris (R) (0-2) (4.419) vs. Drew Hutchison (R) (1-1) (3.602)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -128 / Baltimore Orioles +118 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, SNET
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles face off on Thursday in Toronto for game three of their series.
The Toronto Blue Jays won the series opener beating Baltimore on Tuesday but on Wednesday they couldn’t hold on to their big lead and took the loss. Melky Cabrera, Brett Lowrie, and Dioner Navarro had three hits and Jose Reyes, Ryan Goins, and Lawrie each hit home runs as the Blue jays scored eight hits on 16 runs. Starting pitcher Dustin McGowan allowed five hits and six runs while striking out five over 4.0 innings while Todd Redmond allowed four hits and three runs over 0.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 0-2 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Blue Jays start Drew Hutchison who had no decisions in his last two starts. For the season Hutchison has allowed 21 hits and eight runs while striking out 24 over 20.0 innings for a 1-1 record and a 3.60 ERA.
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The Baltimore Orioles fell behind early in Toronto on Wednesday but they battled back and got the win on Wednesday. Nelson Cruz hit two home runs, Matt Wieters had three hits including a home run, and Chris Davis had two hits including a home run as the Orioles scored 10 runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman allowed nine hits and seven runs while striking out seven over 5.2 innings to get the win and go to 3-1 for the season and Tommy Hunter earned his sixth save. For Thursday’s game Baltimore starts Bid Norris who is still looking for his first win of the season. So far this season Norris has allowed 19 hits and five runs while striking out 13 over 18.1 innings for a 0-2 record and a 4.42 ERA.
Toronto is 6-2 at home against a right-handed starter, 9-21 in game three of a series, and 5-1 in Hutchison’s last six home starts. Baltimore is 5-1 against a team with a winning record, 6-11 in their last 17 road games, and 4-1 in Norris last five starts on four days’ rest. Baltimore is 14-41 in Toronto.
Both of these pitchers can be hit and both of these teams swing the bat and I like the over with my free pick.
My stronger play is on who will win this one and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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