Toronto Blue Jays (42-50) at Boston Red Sox (66-29)
|Date & Time||Saturday July 14, 2018, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -255 / Toronto Blue Jays +215 --- Over/Under: 9.5
Over at Fenway Park on Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox will be matching up to continue their MLB series.
In the Thursday opener, the Sox won 6-4. On Friday in game two, Toronto struck back with a big 13-7 win.
For the Saturday game, the Jays will be bringing out Sam Gaviglio. In his 53.2 innings and 2-3 record this year, Gaviglio has a 4.70 ERA with 51 Ks.
The Jays’ top hitter this year is Yangervis Solarte, who came into Friday on 86 hits, 42 runs, 16 homers and 48 RBI. In game two, Solarte had two hits and a run.
Over on the Sox’ side, they’re going with lefty Eduardo Rodriguez on Saturday. Over 99.1 innings and a 11-3 record this year, Rodriguez has a 3.62 ERA with 105 Ks and 32 BBs.
The Sox’ marquis hitter on the season is JD Martinez, who came into game two on 113 hits, 68 runs, 28 homers and 79 RBI. On Friday, Martinez had two hits and a run.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in the last five Saturday games and the under is 33-13-5 in the last 51 Saturday games. Toronto is 6-21 in their last 27 games versus a left-handed starter and 3-13 in their last 16 road games versus a left-handed starter.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 8-2 in the last 10 Saturday games and 36-15 in their last 51 in game three of a series. Boston is 10-1 in Rodriguez’s last 11 in game three of a series and 7-1 in his last eight starts versus the AL East.
After a couple of sketchy starts and losses against Seattle and the Yankees (nine earned on 14 hits in a span of 10.0 innings), Rodriguez has cleaned up his act in his past two outings with zero earned on six hits in a total of 11.2 innings of work. I don’t see Toronto offering Rodriguez a whole lot of trouble, so I’m going with the Sox here.