Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays
|Date & Time||Monday May 27, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays / Tampa Bay Rays -- Over/Under:
The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays meet Monday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.
The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Blue Jays have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 50 hits and 22 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Justin Smoak have combined for 84 hits and 49 RBI. Aaron Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.79 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Rays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 55 hits and 25 RBI while Brandon Lowe and Avisail Garcia have combined for 95 hits and 52 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn't list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.
The Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League East, 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games and 1-4 in Sanchez's last 5 starts. The Rays are 20-6 in their last 26 Monday games, 12-4 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League East. The Blue Jays are 34-71 in the last 105 meetings in Tampa Bay and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 12-3-1 in Rays last 16 home games. The over is 4-1 in Sanchez's last 5 road starts.
The Tampa Bay Rays remain one of the more consistent teams in baseball, and they have a pretty good track record when playing the Blue Jays at home. Sanchez has been really solid this season, but he's also lost four of his last five starts due to a lack of run support. Sanchez is also allowing a 4.50 ERA and a .264 batting average on the road, which is much different than what he's done at home. I'll continue to back the Tampa Bay Rays.