Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays
|Date & Time||Thursday June 20, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)|
Toronto Blue Jays +140 / Los Angeles Angels -160
The Los Angeles Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in the finale of their four game set in MLB action from Rogers Centre on Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Angels will look to complete the sweep after taking the first three games of the series, including an 11-6 win in game three on Wednesday. Mike Trout went 3 for 6 with a pair of home runs and seven RBIs while Justin Upton added a solo home run and Tommy La Stella and Luis Rengifo each had a double and an RBI. Shohei Ohtani went 2 for 6 with a double and Jonathan Lucroy had two hits as well while David Fletcher and Justin Bour each had base hits as well in the victory. Andrew Heaney gave up five runs on four hits while walking four over 3.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Noe Ramirez picked up the win in relief to improve to 3-0 this season. Jose Suarez will start game four and is 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s first career start against Toronto.
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to salvage a win after dropping game three on Wednesday. Rowdy Tellez had a pair of home runs and four RBIs while Eric Sogard went 2 for 5 with two RBIs of his own to round out Toronto’s scoring as a team in the loss. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Freddy Galvis each had a double to cap off the Blue Jays’ offense in defeat as Toronto had just six hits as a team in the losing effort. Aaron Sanchez took the loss, falling to 3-9 on the year after giving up seven runs, six earned, on nine hits over 3.2 innings of work. Clayton Richard will start game four and is 0-3 with a 7.52 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Richard’s second career start against the Angels.
Los Angeles is 7-3 in their last 10 games against a left-handed starter and 4-1 in their last 5 game four matchups while the over is 10-4-1 in their last 15 games following a win. Toronto is 1-4 in Richard’s last 5 starts and 8-20 in their last 28 home games while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Los Angeles is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams and 18-6 in the last 24 meetings between these two teams in Toronto.
Suarez has just three starts under his belt in his young career, so having to lay juice in that situation can be hard to stomach. However, the Angels have been heads and shoulders the better team in this series and Richard has struggled in his last couple of starts, allowing 12 runs in 7.2 innings in his last two starts. The Blue Jays have also given Richard two runs or less of support in four of his five starts this season, and with the way the Angels are swinging the bat, numbers like that won’t cut it. I’ll lay the juice with the Angels in this one as backing Toronto simply isn’t an option these days.