Yankees vs. Blue Jays - 9/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (76-59) at New York Yankees (69-65)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 5, 2016 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
R Dickey (9-13) (4.32) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (11-4) (3.17)
The Line: New York Yankees -130 / Toronto Blue Jays +120 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Blue Jays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Toronto Blue Jays offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 147 hits, Edwin Encarnacion has 108 RBI and Michael Saunders has 23 home runs. R.A. Dickey gets the nod, and he’s 9-13 with a 4.43 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Dickey is 7-6 with a 2.72 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Yankees have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The New York Yankees offense has also been red hot, and they’ve won nine of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 136 hits, Didi Gregorius has 61 RBI and Chase Headley has 12 home runs. Masahiro Tanaka takes the hill, and he’s 11-4 with a 3.12 ERA and 146 strikeouts this season. Tanaka is 5-3 with a 2.28 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 21-10 in their last 31 vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 in Dickeys last 5 starts. The Yankees are 11-1 in Tanakas last 12 home starts and 35-16 in Tanakas last 51 starts overall. The Blue Jays are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
The Yankees offense has been consistent the last week or so and Tanaka has been money pretty much all season long. Have to side with the Yanks at home with their ace on the hill.