Toronto Blue Jays (8-11) at Baltimore Orioles (12-10)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 1:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Tanner Roark (1-1) (6.00) vs. Tommy Milone (1-2) (4.00)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +120 / Toronto Blue Jays -130 --- Over/Under: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles meet Wednesday in MLB action from Oriole Park.
This will be the final matchup in a three-game series between these AL East teams this week. The Blue Jays banged out a 7-2 victory in the Monday game. On Tuesday we had a 10-inning battle as Toronto eked out an 8-7 win to go up 2-0 in the series. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Blue Jays were out-hit 12-9 in the Tuesday game, but still pulled out a victory. The big inning came in the fifth, when Toronto scored five runs. Randall Grichuk and Travis Shaw had monster nights, combining for four hits, two homers and seven RBI.
For the Wednesday game, Toronto will send out Tanner Roark in the starting role. Over his three starts this season, Roark is 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 12.0 innings of work. In his career, Roark has posted a 75-65 record with a 3.73 ERA and 900 Ks in 1112.1 innings.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they had some nice outings on offense Tuesday as well but couldn’t recover the lead after the fifth inning. Anthony Santander was the top Baltimore hitter with two homers and three RBI among his three hits. Starter Wade LeBlanc finished with 4.0 innings and five earned runs.
For Wednesday’s starting role, the Orioles will send out Tommy Milone. Across four starts in 2020, Milone has a 1-2 record with a 4.00 ERA and 18 Ks in 18.0 innings. Over his MLB career and a 51-49 record, Milone holds a 4.46 ERA and 666 Ks in 892.2 innings of work.
The Blue Jays are 18-38 in their last 56 Wednesday games and 15-36 in their last 51 during game three of a series. Toronto is 17-44 in their last 61 road games versus a team with a winning record and the under is 10-3-1 in their last 14 Wednesday games.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 33-71 in their last 104 during game three of a series and 98-216 in their last 314 games as an underdog. Baltimore is 47-104 in their last 151 home games and 16-40 in their last 56 Wednesday games.
Pick: The Orioles make sense to me here. Roark is still trying to work some of the kinks out of his game in 2020, as he’s got nine walks in seven innings over his last two starts. He’ll probably be better here as he returns to that veteran efficiency, but if the Orioles are patient they can find some opportunities here. As for Milone, he’s been way better since Opening Day, logging a 2.40 ERA in three starts. I like Milone to keep it going and help Baltimore get a win.