Toronto Blue Jays (10-11) at Cleveland Indians (6-13)
|Date & Time||Thursday April 30, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cleveland Indians -106 / Toronto Blue Jays -104 --- Over/Under: 8
The Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Blue Jays have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Blue Jays have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 29 hits and 16 RBI while Devon Travis and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 29 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost six of their last eight road games. Daniel Norris takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Norris’ first career game against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Indians have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Indians have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 19 hits and eight RBI while Carlos Santana and Brandon Moss have combined for 25 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost six of their last eight home games. T.J. House gets the ball, and he’s 0-3 with a 12.60 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be House’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Norris' last 5 starts. The Indians are 3-13 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 7-3 in Houses last 10 starts. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland.
Both teams could really use a win, but House is the only one who has had any type of recent success. Have to go with the Indians at home for the cheap price.