Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles
The Toronto Blue Jays look to continue their dominance over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. The Blue Jays are -170 favorites over the Orioles with an over/under run total set at 8.
The Toronto Blue Jays took extra frames to get it done on Tuesday but get it done they did as they knocked off the Orioles once again. Adam Lind homered in the 11th inning for the game winner and Aaron Hill had a home run as one of his three hits and Yunel Escobar had three hits as the Blue Jays had six runs off of 13 hits. Carlos Villanueva allowed seven hits and three earned runs while striking out three over six innings to not factor in the decision as it was Shawn Camp who pitched an inning to get his first win of the year. For Wednesday’s game Toronto starts Ricky Romero who lost to their orioles when he faced them earlier this season. For the year Romero has allowed 78 hits and 31 earned runs while striking out 75 in 87.2 innings of work.
The Baltimore Orioles are in last place in the American League East and fell another game behind the pack on Tuesday. J.J. hardy, Luke Scott, and Nick Markasis all had three hits each as part of a 13 hit five run Oriole effort but it simply was a run too little. Starter Chris Jubauskas allowed seven hits and four earned runs while striking out two over 5.1 innings of work to not factor in the decision while Koji Uehara took the loss allowing Lind’s homer. For Wednesday’s game Baltimore starts Jake Arrieta who was the winning pitcher last time he faced the Blue Jays in this same pitching matchup. For the season Arrieta has allowed 64 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 64 in 76.1 innings of work.
Toronto is 9-3 in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record, 2-5 in their last seven home games, and 2-7 in Romero’s last nine starts against a team with a losing record. Baltimore is 4-10 in their last 14 games following a loss, 1-5 in their last six road games against a team with a losing home record, and 7-2 in Arrieta’s last nine starts. Toronto is 4-1 in Romero’s last five starts against Baltimore.
This one might be another tough one but I like Toronto’s bats though Arrieta is probably narrowly the better pitcher. I’m taking the Blue Jays minus the 170 here.
Toronto Blue Jays -170 Baltimore Orioles