Toronto Blue Jays (9-8) at Tampa Bay Rays (9-8)
|Date & Time||Sunday April 26, 2015, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -127 / Toronto Blue Jays +117 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Tampa Bay Rays look to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays early Sunday afternoon. The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have lost five of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 25 hits and 14 RBI while Devon Travis and Jose Bautista have combined for 26 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have beaten the Rays just once in six games this season. Mark Buehrle gets the ball, and he’s 3-0 with a 4.00 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Buehrle is 11-5 with a 4.06 ERA and 108 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Rays have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Rays have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 16 hits and four RBI while Steven Souza Jr. and Tim Beckham have combined for 21 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays are making a strong statement to the rest of the AL East right now. Chris Archer takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 1.07 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Archer is 3-1 with a 2.98 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Buehrles last 4 starts. The Rays are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Archers last 6 home starts. The Blue Jays are 6-1 in Buehrles last 7 starts vs. Rays.
The Rays are rolling right now and Archer is one of the top young pitchers in the game. I like Tampa Bay to get the sweep here.