Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/7/14
Toronto Blue Jays (72-69) at Boston Red Sox (63-79)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
R.A. Dickey (R) (11-12) (3.942) vs. Rubby De La Rosa (R) (4-5) (3.886)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -105 / Toronto Blue Jays -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNET, NESN
The Boston Red Sox look to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.
The Toronto Blue Jays have won six of their last nine games and are three games above .500. The Blue Jays have been a widely inconsistent team as of late and have gotten no help from their pitching staff in this series, allowing 13 runs in the first two games. Overall, the Toronto Blue Jays have an ERA of 4.12, which is 25th in the majors, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Bautista has a 10-game hitting streak and Dioner Navarro has six RBIs in his last five games. Starting is R.A. Dickey, who is 11-12 with a 3.94 ERA and has 153 strikeouts in 182.2 innings. Dickey is 5-3 with a 4.31 ERA in 15 career games against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox have split their last 10 games and are 16 games below .500. The Red Sox offense is trying to keep them competitive, producing four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Red Sox have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Napoli has five hits in his last three games and Brock Holt has a three-game hitting streak. The Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 3.99, which is 22nd in the majors. Rubby De La Rosa gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 3.89 ERA and has 62 strikeouts in 88 innings. De La Rosa is 0-2 with a 7.04 ERA in five career games against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 5-11 in Dickeys last 16 road starts and 1-6 in Dickeys last 7 starts during game 3 of a series. The Red Sox are 5-2 in De La Rosas last 7 home starts and 3-7 in De La Rosas last 10 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Dickey has been solid against the Red Sox in his career and the Blue Jays need a win here to have any shot of sneaking back in the wild card spot. I like the Blue Jays in this spot for the cheap price.