Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers - 5/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (15-12) at Toronto Blue Jays (13-14)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
C Lewis (2-0) (3.19) vs. A Sanchez (2-1) (2.59)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -178 / Texas Rangers +168 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers look to leave the Rogers Centre with a win against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Texas Rangers look like they could be a thorn in the side of most opponents but they let one get away from them in a 3-1, ten inning loss at the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Rangers starter Martin Perez tossed a four hit shutout over five frames before Shawn Tolleson served up a game tying homer in the 9th before Phil Klein served up a two run walk off jack in the 10th. Texas managed six hits and two walks with the only run coming off the bat of Rougned Odor in the form of his 4th homer. Colby Lewis shoots for consecutive wins when he takes the ball for the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Lewis defeated the Angels last time out by a 4-2 count with both runs plated on nine hits over seven frames.
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The Toronto Blue Jays big offense never showed up so their pitching got the job done until the bats came through late Tuesday. Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada allowed two hits over six innings with one being a solo homer while four relievers held the Rangers scoreless. The Jays attack consisted of nine hits and six bases on balls but didn’t score until Justin Smoak went deep in the 9th to tie the game. Smoak played hero again in the 10th with a two run walk off that plated Edwin Encarnacion to win a game that appeared to be heading for the loss column. The Toronto Blue Jays are scheduled to start Aaron Sanchez in the series finale’ versus the Rangers. Sanchez comes off of a 6-1 victory a Tampa Bay with seven scoreless innings.
The under is 7-2-1 in Texas last 10 overall and the over is 7-2 in Lewis' last 9 starts overall while the under is 5-2-1 in Lewis' last 8 road starts. The under is 15-5-1 in Toronto’s last 21 overall and is 8-2 in Sanchez’s last 10 on astroturf while going 6-2 in Sanchez’s last 8 home starts. The Rangers are 7-15 in the last 22 meetings. I’m not impressed with Toronto but I’m backing them and hopefully don’t regret it…