Tampa Bay Rays (89-55) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (81-63)
September 14, 2021 7:07 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -147 / Tampa Bay Rays +110; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays meet Tuesday in MLB action at Rogers Centre. The Rays need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Blue Jays look for a win after winning 12 of their last 13 games.
The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Rays have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 129 hits and 63 RBI while Joey Wendle and Brandon Lowe have combined for 225 hits and 135 RBI. Drew Rasmussen gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.25 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. This will be Rasmussen’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays have scored 41 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Blue Jays have won 13 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 171 hits and 103 RBI while Bo Bichette and Marcus Semien have combined for 323 hits and 182 RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 11-7 with a 3.52 ERA and 177 strikeouts this season. Berrios is 0-2 with a 7.15 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 20-8 in their last 28 road games and 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Blue Jays are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 16-5 in their last 21 overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Rays last 8 overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Blue Jays last 5 overall. The Rays are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Toronto.
You can make a strong case for either side, as these are two of the hotter teams in baseball and both Rasmussen and Berrios have been incredible all season. You cant go wrong with either side here. However, the Blue Jays have been on another planet over these last three or so weeks, and the offense has been putting up ridiculous numbers. I’m not stepping in front of the Blue Jays right now. Give me the home team.