Baltimore Orioles (28-69) at Toronto Blue Jays (43-52)
|Date & Time||Friday July 20, 2018, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -130 / Baltimore Orioles +120 --- Over/Under: 9
The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays meet Friday in MLB action at Rogers Centre.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a feel good victory here after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Orioles have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or ore runs in five of their last eight games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 17 of their last 18 games when scoring less than five runs. Adam Jones leads the Orioles with 104 hits and 36 RBI while Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 141 hits and 51 RBI. Dylan Bundy gets the ball, and he is 6-9 with a 4.35 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. Bundy is 3-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays also need a victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five straight games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Yangervis Solarte leads the Blue Jays with 88 hits and 48 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 163 hits and 76 RBI. Sam Gaviglio gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.58 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. This will be Gaviglio’s first career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 7-21 in their last 28 games following an off day, 15-39 in their last 54 vs. American League East and 1-6 in their last 7 Friday games. The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day, 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. American League East. The Orioles are 31-65 in the last 96 meetings in Toronto, 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the under is 27-6-1 in the last 34 meetings.
Bundy has allowed 16 hits and 11 runs in his last 7.1 innings and has given up four or more runs in three of his last four starts. The Baltimore Orioles also were already looking toward the offseason, and you can expect an even more depressed team with the recent trade of Manny Machado. Gaviglio has had his struggles as well this season, but he's been really sharp at home where he has a 1.97 ERA and an allowed batting average of .208 in 32 innings. This is a game the Blue Jays should score a lot of runs and win, as the Orioles are just awful.