Baltimore Orioles (19-43) at Toronto Blue Jays (28-35)
|Date & Time||Saturday June 9, 2018, 1:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -140 / Baltimore Orioles +130 --- Over/Under: 9
The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays meet Saturday in MLB action at the Rogers Centre.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a win here after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Orioles have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Manny Machado leads the Orioles with 76 hits and 50 RBI while Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have combined for 122 hits and 45 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 4.63 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 6-3 with a 3.22 ERA and 76 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays also need a win here after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Blue Jays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Toronto Blue Jays have split their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Blue Jays with 61 hits and 24 RBI while Yangervis Solarte and Justin Smoak have combined for 108 hits and 69 RBI. Aaron Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 4.48 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 6-3 with a 3.97 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 8-22 in their last 30 Saturday games, 6-20 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Gausmans last 4 starts. The Blue Jays are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 1-10 in their last 11 Saturday games and 1-6 in Sanchezs last 7 home starts. The Orioles are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings, 7-0 in Gausmans last 7 starts vs. Blue Jays and the under is 25-5-1 in the last 31 meetings.
Neither of these teams are teams you should be getting behind, but the Baltimore Orioles are a different level of bad this season. It's been no different with Gausman, as he's given up 15 hits and 13 runs in his last eight innings. On the road this season, Gausman has an ERA of 4.54 with an allowed batting average of .289. Give me the Toronto Blue Jays at home as a fade from the Orioles more than anything.