Toronto Blue Jays (30-28) vs. Chicago White Sox (37-23)
June 10, 2021 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox +108 / Toronto Blue Jays -118; Over/Under: 8
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox meet in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to build on their 6-2 win over the White Sox from Wednesday. Randal Grichuk had a solo home run while Rowdy Tellez added a double and an RBI and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez added an RBI each as well in the win. Bo Bichette went 3 for 5 and Joe Panik went 2 for 4 with a double while Marcus Semien added a base hit as well to cap off Toronto’s offense as a team in the win. Alek Manoah gave up one earned run on four hits while striking out four over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Tyler Chatwood got the win to improve to 1-2 on the year in relief. Hyun-Jin Ryu will start here and is 5-3 with a 3.23 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. This will be Ryu’s first career start against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will look to bounce back from their loss to Toronto on Wednesday. Nick Madrigal added a double and an RBI while Yoan Moncada added an RBI as well to finish off the scoring for Chicago in the losing effort. Tim Anderson also chipped in a double and Andrew Vaughn added a base knock of his own as the White Sox poured in just four hits as a team in the losing effort. Lance Lynn went seven innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out nine, not factoring in the decision. Aaron Bummer took the loss, falling to 0-4 on the year as a result. Dallas Keuchel will start here and is 4-1 with a 4.25 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. In his career, Keuchel is 4-0 with a 4.78 ERA against Toronto.
Toronto is 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 games against a left-handed starter while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games. Chicago is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the AL East and 13-3 in their last 16 home games against a left-handed starter while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 Thursday games. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
It’s hard to split hairs here as the Jays are good and Ryu is coming off of a really bad start, while the White Sox are always dangerous, especially as a home dog and Keuchel’s had his ups and downs too. However, I think there’s a pitcher’s duel brewing on Thursday as Ryu bounces back and Keuchel should have a fairly decent outing as well and is more than capable of matching zeroes here. Give me the under.