Blue Jays at Rangers - 10/11/15 ALDS Game Three Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (93-70) at Texas Rangers (89-74)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Globe Life Park)
M Estrada (13-8) (3.13) vs. Martin Perez
The Line: Texas Rangers / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers play game three of the ALDS Sunday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays hope to avoid getting swept and force a game four on Monday. The Blue Jays pitching staff has allowed 11 runs in this series, but Toronto's elite offense simply isn’t getting it done. Ben Revere leads the Blue Jays with three hits and Jose Bautista has a homerun, but Toronto isn’t consistently getting guys home like they were in the regular season. No Toronto player has more than one RBI and the Blue Jays left seven guys on base in their game two loss. The Blue Jays better figure something out quickly or their season will end quicker than expected. Marco Estrada gets the ball, and he’s 13-8 with a 3.13 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. Estrada is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers will advance to their third ALCS since 2010 with a victory here. The Rangers are taking advantage of their chances, especially Delino DeShields who leads Texas with five hits. Hanser Alberto and Robinson Chirinos have combined for four RBI while Rougned Odor has scored five runs. Everybody is stepping up for the Rangers, and it certainly helps when the Texas pitching staff has allowed just seven runs and struck out 19 guys in two games. The Texas Rangers seem to be peaking at the right time and are oozing with confidence as they head back home. Martin Perez takes the hill, and he’s 3-6 with a 4.46 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This is Perez’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays have shown me nothing to think that they'll be able to turn things around on the road. The Rangers are getting it done with their hitting and pitching, and will be coming home to a loud and excited crowd at Globe Life Park.
I see the Rangers completing the sweep based on what we've seen through the first two games.