Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees - 8/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (62-51) at Toronto Blue Jays (64-52)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Masahiro Tanaka (8-5) (3.79) vs. M Estrada (10-6) (3.21)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -118 / New York Yankees +108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees look to slow down the surging Toronto Blue Jays in Saturday action.
The New York Yankees have been fading while Toronto has been hot and that has cost them first in the American League East. The fading Yankees had dropped five of six before squeezing by the Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday. Ivan Nova allowed all three runs over seven frames but did not get a decision. The Bronx Bombers pounded out 13 hits with Carlos Beltran connecting on a three run homer while Chase Headley doubled in a run and scored. Masahiro Tanaka squares off with the Blue Jays for the second straight time. Tanaka dropped that outing 2-0 with thee hits allowed including a pair of solo homers in six innings of work.
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The Toronto Blue Jays haven’t lost in weeks and their reward is first in the American League East. That is they hadn’t lost in weeks until Friday when a 3-0 lead was squandered. Ace David Price was hit hard with just three runs scored despite allowing eleven hits with Aaron Sanchez losing it on a homer. The offense mustered six hits and walked twice with Troy Tulowitzki, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion driving in runs. Marco Estrada hopes to stay hot when he takes the mound for his second consecutive start versus the Yankees. Estrada has won three in a row with three runs plated over 18.2 frames.
The under is 9-3 in New York’s last 12 games as an underdog and is 6-2 in their last 8 overall while the Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog. Toronto are 20-7 in their last 27 overall and are 37-16 in their last 53 home games while the Blue Jays are 40-18 in their last 58 games as a favorite.