Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/6/14
Baltimore Orioles (63-48) at Toronto Blue Jays (60-53)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Wei-Yin Chen (L) (12-3) (3.764) vs. Drew Hutchison (R) (7-9) (4.623)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -105 / Baltimore Orioles -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, SNET-1
The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays play game two on Wednesday at the Rogers Centre.
The Orioles have won seven of their last nine games and have improved to 16 games above a .500 record. The difference has been pitching, as the Orioles have allowed three or less runs in 12 of their last 15 games. Overall, the Orioles have an ERA of 3.67, which is 13th in the league, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Chris Davis has homered twice in his last nine games and Nick Markakis has 10 hits in his last five games. Starting is Wei-Yin Chen, who is 12-3 with a 3.76 ERA and has 90 strikeouts in 124.1 innings. This is Chen’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
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The Blue Jays have now lost four straight but remain six games above a .500 record. During this four-game losing streak, the Blue Jays have produced just seven runs. Jose Bautista has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and Melky Cabrera has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays have an ERA of 4.09, which is 24th in baseball, and they’ve allowed four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. Taking the hill is Drew Hutchison, who is 7-9 with a 4.62 ERA and has 111 strikeouts in 122.2 innings. Hutchinson is 2-0 with a 1.16 ERA in five career starts against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 16-5 in Chens last 21 starts vs. a team with a winning record and 5-0 in Chens last 5 starts overall. The Blue Jays are 2-6 in Hutchisons last 8 home starts and 4-1 in Hutchisons last 5 starts during game 2 of a series.
We have one pitcher who has pretty much unbeatable all season against a pitcher who can't win at home. Give me the O's for cheap.