Detroit Tigers (37-48) at Toronto Blue Jays (39-44)
|Date & Time||Monday July 2, 2018, 1:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -165 / Detroit Tigers +155 --- Over/Under: 9
Coming up Monday from Rogers Centre, the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays will be finishing up their MLB series.
The Blue Jays won the first two games by one run apiece, then on Sunday Detroit stormed back with a 9-1 win.
For the Monday game, the Tigers will be bringing out RHP Mike Fiers. In his 84.2 innings and 5-5 record this year, Fiers has a 4.04 ERA with 63 Ks and 19 BBs.
Nick Castellanos is the Tigers’ top hitter this year, coming out of the week with 101 hits, 42 runs, 12 homers and 49 RBI. On Sunday, Castellanos hit a grand slam among his two hits.
It’s looking like the Blue Jays be going with Ryan Borucki for the start on Monday. After his one game this year, Borucki has a 3.00 ERA and an 0-1 mark.
The Jays’ top hitter this season is Yangervis Solarte, who brought 80 hits, 40 runs, 15 homers and 45 RBI into the week. In game three, Solarte was 0-for-4.
The Tigers are 5-13 in their last 18 Monday games and 4-17 in their last 21 in game four of a series. Detroit is 5-2 in Fiers’ last seven starts and the under is 4-0 in their last four in game four of a series.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are 7-2 in their last nine Monday games and the over is 5-0 in their last five Monday games. Toronto is 10-1 in their last 12 home games **** and 10-4 in their last 15 versus the AL Central.
Fiers had a nice run of games early last month, allowing four earned in a three-game span. After coughing up seven earned over his next two starts, Fiers bounced back against Oakland his last time up with one earned on five hits over 7.0 innings. If Fiers comes out firing here, he could help guide the Tigers to at least be competitive in this game, so I’m going to take a chance on Detroit.