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Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 4/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays (8-5) at Cleveland Indians (8-5)

MLB Baseball: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

M Stroman (0-1) (8.38) vs. Mike Clevinger (1-0) (0.71)

The Line: Cleveland Indians -148 / Toronto Blue Jays +138 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians meet Friday in MLB action at Progressive Field.

The Toronto Blue Jays look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Blue Jays have allowed seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their first 12 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won six of their eight games this season when allowing four or less runs. Justin Smoak leads the Blue Jays with 15 hits and 10 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Yangervis Solarte have combined for 26 hits and eight RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 8.38 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Stroman is 1-0 with a 2.17 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

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Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 4/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Cleveland Indians look for another victory to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Indians have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Indians have won six straight games when scoring at least one run. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 11 hits and four RBI while Bradley Zimmer and Jason Kipnis have combined for 17 hits and six RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Clevinger’s second career game against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 7-16 in their last 23 games following an off day, 4-15 in their last 19 Friday games and 0-6 in Stromans last 6 Friday starts. The Indians are 24-5 in their last 29 during game 1 of a series, 48-16 in their last 64 Friday games and 14-3 in Clevingers last 17 starts. The Blue Jays are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and 1-4 in Stromans last 5 starts vs. Indians.

Stroman has allowed nine earned runs in 9.2 inning this season and has walked eight batters. Needless to say, it's not a great start for the Blue Jays big game pitcher. Clevinger has given up just one run in 12.2 innings of work, and the Indians have won 10 of his last 13 regular season starts. Add the fact the Cleveland Indians are back in one of those stretches where they're not losing, and you almost have to love them at home with the rather cheap price. I'm backing the Indians.

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