Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 24, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cleveland Indians -141 / Toronto Blue Jays +120 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays meet Wednesday in MLB action at Rogers Centre.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Indians have won eight straight games when scoring more than one run. Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 101 hits and 54 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez have combined for 183 hits and 87 RBI. Shane Bieber gets the ball, and he is 9-3 with a 3.69 ERA and 156 strikeouts this season. Bieber is 1-0 with a 3.65 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 103 hits and 47 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Eric Sogard have combined for 167 hits and 73 RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 6-10 with a 3.06 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Stroman is 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 37-16 in their last 53 Wednesday games, 58-27 in their last 85 during game 3 of a series and 12-3 in Bieber's last 15 road starts. The Blue Jays are 12-32 in their last 44 Wednesday games, 7-20 in their last 27 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Stroman's last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The Blue Jays are 2-5 in Stroman's last 7 starts vs. Indians. The over is 5-1 in Stroman's last 6 home starts. The under is 14-5-1 in Bieber's last 20 starts overall.
Bieber has allowed 16 hits and 10 runs in his last 20 innings and he's allowed a lot moe flyballs than usual during that span. Stroman has allowed 22 hits and six earned runs in his last 23 innings, and he has a 3.47 ERA and .241 allowed batting average at home. Stroman also has every reason to continue pitching well with his name in the rumors as one of the top pitchers on the trade market to a contender. While Bieber has been great this season and the Cleveland Indians are easily the better team overall, we're getting an ace quality pitcher at home and plus money. I have a hard time passing up these situations.