Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/24/14
Boston Red Sox (47-54) at Toronto Blue Jays (53-49)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm (Rogers Centre)
Rubby De La Rosa (R) (3-2) (2.639) vs. Marcus Stroman (R) (3-2) (2.624)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -120 / Boston Red Sox +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox face off on Thursday as they close out their series in Toronto.
The Toronto Blue Jays were blown out on Monday but they bounced back on Tuesday and Wednesday getting the wins. Jose Bautista had two hits including a home run, Josh Thole had two hits, and Jose Reyes had a hit as the Blue Jays scored six runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey allowed nine gits and four runs while striking out five over 6.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 8-10 and Casey Jansen earned his 15th save. For Thursday’s game the Blue Jays start Marcus Stroman who is coming off of a win in his last start. For the season Stroman has allowed 58 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 52 over 60.1 innings for a 5-2 record and a 3.58 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox season has been a struggle and that continued on Wednesday as they lost in Toronto. David Ortiz hit his 24th home run and Daniel Nava and Xander Bogaerts each had two hits as the Red Sox scored four runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz allowed six hits and five runs, four earned, while striking out one over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-6 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Red Sox start Rubby De La Rosa who has won his last two decisions. For the season De La Rosa has allowed 36 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 35 over 44.1 innings for a 3-2 record and a 2.64 ERA.
Toronto is 6-2 in their last eight home games, 7-2 at home against a right-handed starter, and 2-5 in Stroman’s last seven starts. Boston is 5-2 in their last seven games, 5-11 as a road underdog, and 3-9 on the road against a team with a winning home record. Boston is 1-6 in the last seven meetings of these two.
The total is set at 8.5 and look for these two pitchers to battle and for it to stay under the total and the under is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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