Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 7/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (48-48) at Oakland Athletics (44-52)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
D Hutchison (9-2) (5.19) vs. S Kazmir (5-5) (2.38)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -126 / Toronto Blue Jays +116 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland A’s and the Toronto Blue Jays face off on Thursday in Oakland as the finish their MLB series.
The Oakland A’s nearly let Wednesday’s game get away from them but they rallied and got the win. Billy Burns, Stephen Vogt, and Josh Phegley each had two hits as the A’s scored four runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray allowed nine hits and two runs while striking out three over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Fernando Rodriguez got the win. For Thursday’s game the A’s start Scott Kazmir who has allowed 84 hits and 29 earned runs while striking out 101 over 109.2 innings for a 5-5 record and a 2.38 ERA.
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The Toronto Blue Jays rallied last but they couldn’t get the win as they lost in Oakland. Danny Valencia hit a home run, Russell Martin had three hits, and Josh Donaldson had two hits as the A’s scored three runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Felix Doubront allowed seven hits and three runs, two earned, while striking out one lasting just 4.2 innings to not get a decision as Roberto Osuna took the loss to fall to 1-4 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Blue Jays start Drew Hutchison who has allowed 121 hits and 60 earned runs while striking out 94 over 104 innings for a 9-2 record and a 5.19 ERA.
Oakland is 9-2 in game three of a series, 2-6 against the AL East, and 5-2 in Kazmir’s last seven starts. Toronto is 10-3 in game three of a series, 7-2 against the AL West, and 2-5 in Hutchison’s last seven road starts. Toronto is 1-5 in the last six meetings of these two.
The total in this one is set at 7.5 and I see it going over that number and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.