Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles - 9/11/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (71-72) at Toronto Blue Jays (66-77)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
U Jimenez (5-9) (6.80) vs. M Estrada (7-8) (5.00)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -132 / Baltimore Orioles +122 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays meet Monday in MLB action at Rogers Centre.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Orioles have scored four runs in their last three games and two or less runs in four straight games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost six straight games when scoring four or less runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Orioles with 167 hits and 103 RBI while Adam Jones and Manny Machado have combined for 307 hits and 159 RBI. Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball, and he is 5-9 with a 6.80 ERA and 121 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 8-5 with a 4.12 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Justin Smoak leads the Blue Jays with 139 hits and 85 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Kendrys Morales have combined for 262 hits and 119 RBI. Marco Estrada gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 5.00 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. Estrada is 6-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 74 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 7-1 in their last 8 Monday games, 7-3 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Jimenezs last 5 road starts. The Blue Jays are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 3-8 in their last 11 vs. American League East and 5-1 in Estradas last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. The Orioles are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto, 11-5 in the last 16 meetings and the under is 19-6-1 in the last 26 meetings.
I try tro fade Jimenez whenever I can, and everybody should be fading the Orioles given their current play and the fact they haven't been any better on the road all season. The Blue Jays have been hit or miss, but Estrada is coming off a shutout seven innings and has been money when pitching on extended rest. I like the Blue Jays to get the job done here.