Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 8/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (69-53) at Cleveland Indians (70-50)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
A Sanchez (12-2) (2.89) vs. J Tomlin (11-6) (4.14)
The Line: Cleveland Indians +100 / Toronto Blue Jays -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsTime Ohio
The Toronto Blue Jays continue their series at Progressive Field versus the Cleveland Indians.
The Toronto Blue Jays have taken over the lead in the American League East but Baltimore and Boston are breathing down their neck. The Blue Jays had won four of five before the pen blew a 9th inning lead in a 3-2 defeat Friday. Jays starter Francisco Liriano gave up an unearned run over six frames before Roberto Osuna allowed two runs for a blown save and loss. Toronto mustered five hits and two walks with Russell Martin cracking a two run bomb in the first. The Blue Jays have scheduled Aaron Sanchez to oppose the Indians for the first time since 2015. Sanchez comes off of a 4-2 win versus Houston with both runs plated on five hits and three BB over seven innings.
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The Cleveland Indians have been making life tough for the rest of the American League Central. A little 9th inning magic made the Indians winners in eight of eleven and helped them pick up a game in the standings. Tribe starter Trevor Bauer allowed both runs on five hits through eight innings while striking out 13. Cleveland did their damage on five hits and a trio of free passes with Jose Ramirez going deep while Mike Napoli drove in a run. Josh Tomlin gets the ball against the Indians for the second time on the year. Tomlin comes off of a 3-2 defeat to the visiting Red Sox with all three runs scoring on seven hits in 7.2 frames.
The under is 8-2 in Toronto’s last 10 road games and is 8-2 in their last 10 on grass while going 12-5 in their last 17 overall. Cleveland are 6-2 in their last 8 overall and are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass while going 25-10 in their last 35 home games. If Toronto can shake off Friday’s defeat I’ll back them…