Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (10-12) at Cleveland Indians (7-13)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
M Buehrle (3-1) (4.94) vs. C Carrasco (2-2) (4.60)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -119 / Toronto Blue Jays +109 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsTime, Ohio
The Cleveland Indians look to get back in the win column against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to distinguish themselves from the rest of the American League East and they took a step towards that goal with a 5-1 victory at Cleveland in the series opener on Thursday. The Blue Jays were a pitching by committee squad Thursday with starter Daniel Norris tossing three scoreless innings with four relievers finishing the job. A five spot in the 4th carried the offense with Kevin Pillar driving I a pair of runs and scoring while Dennis Valencia and Russell Martin driving in runs with each scoring. Veteran left hander Mark Buehrle gets the call to the mound in game two of their series with the Indians. Buehrle is coming off of a 5-1 loss at Tampa Bay where he gave up all five runs on 13 hits over 5.2 frames.
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I’m not sure where the Cleveland Indians fit in the American League Central but right now they are on the outside looking in at the top of the top of the division. Neither the arms or bats were strong Thursday with starter TJ House dropping to 0-4 with all five runs plated on five hits and a trio of bases on balls through just three frames. Three relievers held the Blue Jays offense at bay but the damage was done. The Tribe did everything but score with eleven hits and a pair of walks with Mike Brantley going 3-4 with the lone run batted in with Mike Aviles scoring. Brandon Moss and Ryan Rayburn combined for five hits but hits with runners on base were hard to come by. The Indians send Carlos Carrasco to the bump to control the dangerous bats of the Blue Jays. Carrasco absorbed an 8-6 defeat at Detroit with five runs plated on nine hits and two BB in 4.1 innings.
The over is 6-1-1 in Toronto’s last 8 on grass and the Blue Jays are 9-21 in their last 30 games on grass while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 road games. The over is 7-2 in Cleveland’s last 9 home games while the Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 home games while the over is 17-8 in their last 25 Friday games. I think the respective offenses do some damage here and take down the over…