Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians ALCS Game One - 10/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (93-73) at Cleveland Indians (97-67)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8:08 pm (Progressive Field)
M Estrada (10-9) (3.37) vs. C Kluber (19-9) (3.20)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -145 / Toronto Blue Jays +135 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Progressive Field for the ALCS opener with the Cleveland Indians.
The Toronto Blue Jays come off a three game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 7-6, ten inning victory in game three to advance to the ALCS. The offense took center stage with the bullpen being every bit as effective as starter Aaron Sanchez was charged with all six runs on three hits and four BB including a pair of homers over 5.2 frames with four relievers putting up zeros. The Jays banged out ten hits and walked four times with Josh Donaldson going solo and scoring twice while Edwin Encarnacion went 2-3 with a homer and three RBI’s. The Blue Jays send Marco Estrada to the hill for the ALCS opener at the Indians. Estrada defeated Texas in the ALDS 10-1 with a run allowed on four hits over 8.1 innings.
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The Cleveland Indians were extremely impressive in their three game sweep of the Red Sox to punch their ticket to the ALCS. The Indians have the ability to win with their bats and arms and it was their pitching that dominated the game’s top ranked offense capped off by a series clinching 4-3 victory. Tribe starter rose to the occasion with a pair of runs allowed through five innings with Bryan Shaw giving up a run. Cleveland totaled seven hits and two walks with Coco Crisp cracking a two run homer with Tyler Naquin driving in two more while Jose Ramirez scored twice.The Indians send Corey Kluber to the bump for game one of the ALCS versus visiting Blue Jays. Kluber shutdown the Red Sox in the ALDS 6-0 with seven scoreless innings pitched.
The under is 8-2-1 in Toronto last 11 road games and is 23-7-1 in Toronto last 31 on grass while going 18-7-1 in Toronto last 26 overall. Cleveland are 6-2 in their last 8 playoff home games and Cleveland are 43-16 in their last 59 home games while Cleveland are 36-15 in their last 51 Friday games. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
There is very little that separates these teams and nobody should be surprised by what happens as both have proven themselves…