Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (19-19) at Texas Rangers (21-16)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
A Sanchez (3-1) (2.58) vs. D Holland (3-2) (6.09)
The Line: Texas Rangers +150 / Toronto Blue Jays -160 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays conclude their visit with the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays reputation as a big offense is sometimes just that; reputation. The bats did come to life with a three run 9th but the pitching didn’t hold up their end of the bargain in a 6-5, ten inning loss with Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits and four free passes over six frames before Gavin Floyd served up a walk off jack in the 10th. The Jays totaled ten hits with Justin Smoak, Ryan Goins and Troy Tulowitzki slamming long balls. The Blue Jays will turn to Aaron Sanchez on the mound Sunday who will see the Rangers for the second time in 2016. Sanchez comes off a 3-1 victory at San Francisco where he gave up the lone run on three hits and five BB in seven innings.
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The Texas Rangers nearly gave away a game they couldn’t afford before coming up clutch in extras. Rangers starter Colby Lewis gave up a pair of runs on four hits through seven innings before Shawn Tolleson surrendered a two run homer and solo jack to squander a 5-2 lead in the 9th. Texas did their damage on nine hits and four base on balls with Bobby Wilson connecting on a grand slam while Drew Stubbs smacked a solo walk off in the 10th to win a game that appeared locked up an inning earlier. The Rangers are slated to start Cesar Ramos for the second time this season. Ramos dropped his first outing by a 3-1 count to the Yankees with all three runs scored on nine hits over six frames.
The under is 13-3 in Toronto’s last 16 on grass and is 20-6-2 in their last 28 overall while going 18-6-2 in their last 26 road games. Texas are 9-3 in their last 12 games on grass and the under is 49-21-3 in their last 73 Sunday games while the Rangers are 39-19 in their last 58 home games. Toronto are 11-2 in the last 13 meetings in Texas and the under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Texas. I’m taking Toronto but I’m not a real believer in this team…