Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 7/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (42-41) at Detroit Tigers (41-39)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
M Estrada (5-4) (3.58) vs. J Verlander (0-1) (5.09)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +100 / Toronto Blue Jays -110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays look to avoid getting swept by the Detroit Tigers in Sunday action.
The Toronto Blue Jays have been fading lately and are in danger of falling in to a full blown slump. The Blue Jays took a step in the wrong direction Saturday in an 8-3 defeat at Detroit for their 6th loss in eight games. RA Dickey fell to 3-9 with five runs scored on eleven hits over 5.2 frames. The potent Jays attack mustered ten hits with Chris Colabello going 2-4 with a homer and two RBI’s while Kevin Pillar went solo.Marco Estrada gets the call to the mound for his first career start against the Tigers. Estrada didn’t fare well in a 4-3 loss at Boston where he gave up all four runs on three hits and four BB in 2.1 innings.
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The Detroit Tigers are looking to distance themselves from the .500 mark and hopefully pick up ground in the American League Central at the same time. The Tigers made it two in a row with Saturday’s offensive burst. David Price upped his record to 8-2 with a solo jack given up through seven innings and the bats made sure that was a winning effort with 13 hits and three walks. JD Martinez cracked a two run bomb with Ian kinsler going 3-4 with a run and a pair of runs knocked in a pair. Justin Verlander looks for his first win since coming off of the disabled list when he opposes the Blue Jays. Verlander lost to the Pirates 5-4 in his last outing with three runs plated (two earned) on six hits and five walks over six frames.
The over is 20-5-1 in Detroit’s last 26 overall and is 20-5-1 in their last 26 on grass while going 7-0-1 in Verlander’s last 8 starts on grass. The over is 19-9-3 in Toronto’s last 31 on grass. Estrada looked as if he was emerging as Toronto’s ace before faltering and even though Verlander isn’t fearsome I lean his way right now…