Blue Jays vs. Rangers - 6/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (37-37) at Toronto Blue Jays (40-35)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-2) (2.27) vs. D Hutchison (7-1) (5.34)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -185 / Texas Rangers +175 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, RSN
The Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Texas Rangers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Rangers have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 99 hits and 48 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus have combined for 58 RBI. The Texas Rangers have lost four of their last six road games. Chi Chi Gonzalez gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzalez’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 89 hits and 47 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Russell Martin have combined for 84 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won seven of their last 10 home games. Drew Hutchison takes the hill, and he’s 7-1 with a 5.33 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Hutchison is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 9-2 in their last 11 vs. American League East. The Blue Jays are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Hutchisons last 4 starts. The Rangers are 3-5 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto.
Both teams have shown the ablity to put runs on the board quickly, especially in this big ballpark. The Blue Jays bats should also have a bounce back day after being shutout on Saturday. Give me the over.