Toronto Blue Jays (1-1) at Baltimore Orioles (2-1)
|Date & Time||Friday April 10, 2015, 3:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -120 / Toronto Blue Jays +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles begin a series Friday afternoon Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Toronto Blue Jays took two games from the New York Yankees and remain on the road for another three-game series. The Blue Jays are getting it done offensively by producing 15 runs in their first three games. Edwin Encarnacion leads the way with five hits and two homers, while Devon Travis and Russell Martin have combined for six RBI. Pitching wise, the Blue Jays have allowed eight runs and have 22 strikeouts. The Toronto Blue Jays can make a big statement by winning this series with another division contender. Mark Buehrle gets the nod, and he was 13-10 with a 3.39 ERA and 119 strikeouts last season. Buehrle is 8-10 with a 3.57 ERA and 81 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles took two of three games from the Tampa Bay Rays and play their home opener. The Orioles have produced 12 runs in three games, as Alejandro De Aza and Travis Snider have combined for eight hits and five RBI. Steve Pearce has homered twice and Adam Jones has two RBI. The Orioles would love for their offense to continue producing for their home fans. The Baltimore Orioles pitching staff has allowed nine runs and struck out 26 batters. Bud Norris takes the hill, and he was 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA and 139 strikeouts last season. Norris is 4-0 with a 2.36 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 1-5 in Buehrles last 6 starts during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Orioles are 36-16 in their last 52 home games and 7-1 in Norris' last 8 starts. The Blue Jays are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Baltimore and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Orioles should be fired up to play on their home field, and Norris has been money against the Blue Jays in his career. Give me Baltimore for the win.