Red Sox at Blue Jays - 5/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (13-15) at Toronto Blue Jays (14-15)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
W Miley (1-3) (7.15) vs. A Sanchez (2-2) (4.62)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -123 / Boston Red Sox +113 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, RSN
The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Boston Red Sox need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Red Sox have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Red Sox have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Dustin Pedroia and Pablo Sandoval have combined for 60 hits and 24 RBI while Hanley Ramirez leads Boston with 22 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost four of their last five games on the road. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 7.15 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Miley’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 34 hits and 18 RBI while Devon Travis and Russell Martin have combined for 41 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last six games on their home field. Aaron Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 games following an off day.
Boston has to break out of its funk eventually, and it might as well come with Miley on the mound. Look for the Red Sox bats to wake up after a much-needed day off.