Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays ALDS Game 3 - 10/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (93-71) at Texas Rangers (90-74)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Globe Life Park)
M Estrada (13-8) (3.13) vs. M Perez (3-6) (4.66)
The Line: Texas Rangers +120 / Toronto Blue Jays -130 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers host the Toronto Blue Jays in game number three of their ALDS on Sunday night.
The Texas Rangers were once again given little chance of defeating the Blue Jays on Friday and once again proved the doubters wrong with a 6-4, 14 inning win for a 2-0 series lead. Cole Hamels was at the top of his game with all four runs allowed but just two were earned on six hits over seven frames. The bullpen saw five hurlers toss seven shutout innings with Ross Ohlendorf striking out the side in the 14th to pick up the save. Texas totaled eleven hits and walked four times with Hanser Alberto knocking in two with Delino DeShields Jr. driving in a run and scoring twice while Rougned Odor scored two times including the winner in the 14th. The Blue Jays look to get their first win of the ALDS when Marco Estrada takes the mound Sunday. Estrada has had a strong season with a 13-8 record and 3.13 ERA over 181 innings.
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The big offense of the Toronto Blue Jays was held in check for the second straight day and the result has the team staring at a 2-0 series deficit heading to Texas for game number three of the ALDS. Starter Marcus Stroman threw the ball well with four runs plated (three earned)on five hits through seven innings. LaTroy Hawkins absorbed the loss with two runs plated in the 14th on three hits in 2/3 of an inning. The Jays logged eight hits and walked twice with Ben Revere and Russell Martin singling in runs while Josh Donaldson slammed a solo homer. The Rangers turn to left hander Martin Perez to take a 3-0 lead in the ALDS on Sunday. Perez has gone 3-6 in 14 starts this season while posting a 4.46 ERA over 78.2 innings.
The Blue Jays seem to have the edge on the mound with Estrada but their offense hasn’t been pounding the baseball. Perez certainly isn’t a great pitcher but I like the way the Rangers are hitting and with the momentum and home crowd behind them maybe Texas can get this one…