Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 9/5/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (63-74) at Boston Red Sox (77-60)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
M Estrada (7-8) (5.23) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (4-5) (4.40)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -160 / Toronto Blue Jays +150 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
On Tuesday evening out at Fenway Park, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox will be continuing their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the Jays scored three times in the first, sixth and ninth innings on the way to a 10-4 win.
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For the Tuesday game, the Blue Jays will be bringing out RHP Marco Estrada. In his 156.2 innings and 7-8 record this year, Estrada has a 5.23 ERA with 156 Ks and 63 BBs.
Toronto has some interesting hitters this year. Justin Smoak entered this series with 135 hits, 76 runs, 36 homers and 84 RBI while Kevin Pillar had 129 hits, 61 runs, 14 homers and 37 RBI. Pillar had a hit and an RBI on Monday; Smoak had a solo homer.
Over on the Red Sox side, they’re going with LHP Eduardo Rodriguez on Tuesday. In his 110.1 innings and 4-5 record this year, Rodriguez has a 4.40 ERA with 118 Ks and 40 BBs.
Boston has some solid hitters as well. Mookie Betts came into this series with 141 hits, 83 runs, 18 homers and 78 RBI while Andrew Benintendi had 133 hits, 68 runs, 19 homers and 74 RBI in that span. Betts had one hit on Monday; Benintendi plated a run.
The Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last five games versus a left-handed starter and 3-7 in Estrada’s last 10 starts in game two of a series. Toronto is also 0-4 in Estrada’s last four Tuesday starts and 5-2 in Estrada’s last seven road starts versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are 9-2 in the last 11 during game two of a series and 22-5 in their last 27 Tuesday games. Boston is also 6-0 in Rodriguez’s last six Tuesday starts and 6-2 in Rodriguez’s last eight home starts.
After a pair of quality starts in which he gave up six earned overall, Estrada surrendered six on 10 hits in 5.0 innings in Baltimore. As for Rodriguez, he’s given up five earned in each of his last two starts and 17 hits overall. I’m not terribly thrilled with either pitcher here, but I think the Sox offense can step up and help Boston get a win.