Baltimore vs Toronto: Crashing Orioles Host Soaring Blue Jays
AL East Pennant will be nice – Overall AL Pennant will be nicer
Soaring out of their home nest at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, following a crazy but successful 6-3 homestand, the Blue Jays are back in the postseason for the first time since they won their second straight MLB World Series Championship in 1993. I was talking with a friend about how much this Blue Jays team reminds me of the Cincinnati Reds Big Red Machine that ripped through the Majors back in 1976. In fact, I would even argue that the Big Blue Machine has a somewhat better pitching staff going forward. Toronto still has a lot to play for as one victory earns the Jays the American League East Pennant. Toronto ended the Tampa Bay Rays season with a three game sweep over the weekend. We fully expect the Blue Jays will extinquish the Orioles very faint playoff hopes tonight.
After tossing the Tampa Bay Rays – Blue Jays can banish the Baltimore Orioles
A middle of the road favorite (+1400 ML) to win the American League Pennant in March, Baltimore was a playoff contender with a 62-57 record on August 19 as they were just a half game out of the Wild Card race. Disaster followed though as the Orioles are 14-22 over their last 36 games and they are now two games away from inevitable playoff elimination. Baltimore has been streaky as they followed a three game sweep of Washington (13-8 margin) by getting swept in Boston as the Red Sox shut out the Orioles in all three games – by an embarrassing 17-0 combined final count.
Toronto vs Baltimore MLB Game Day Call: In addition to their firepower on offense, Toronto gets an edge with RHP Marco Estrada (13-8 ERA 3.13) dueling RHP Chris Tillman (10-11 ERA 5.16) in the battle on the bump tonight. Tied with Kansas City for the top perch in the American League, with 90-65 records, the Royals and Blue Jays are fighting for homefield advantage throughout the 2015 MLB playoffs. Toronto is 53-28 at home and just 37-37 on the road this season so they want keep winning. Giving Toronto the “eyeball test” on plenty of occasions lately, this is a loose squad that becomes all business once they step between the white lines. While the OVER price is tempting, we are backing the Blue Jays with a 500 unit wager on the -135 money line posted at the revamped YouWin online sportsbook. Click the odds image below to access YouWin – anytime 24/7.
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