Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Angels meet for the rubber match of their weekend series in Toronto. The Angels are -135 favorites over the Blue Jays with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
After losing game one, the Toronto Blue Jays bounced back with a vengeance on Saturday pummeling the Angels. On Saturday Adam Lind had a hit, a grand slam home run, and five RBI’s and Edgardo Encarnacion and Mark Teahen also homered as the Blue Jays scored 11 runs off of 13 hits. On the mound Ricky Romero continued his stellar run allowing just two hits and run over seven innings to earn his 11th win of the year. For Sunday’s game Toronto starts Brett Cecil who lost time out to end a personal string of three consecutive winning decisions. For the season Cecil has allowed 73 hits and 37 earned runs while striking out 57 in 77.1 innings of work.
The Los Angeles Angels bats went to sleep on Saturday and it is bad timing as they are in the heart of a divisional race in the American League West. Alberto Callespo had two hits including a home run, Torii Hunter had a hit and scored a run, and Howie Kendrick had the other hit for the Angels who had just four hits in scoring two runs. On the mound Jered Weaver was ineffective as he allowed eight hits and eight runs while striking out just three over 4.2 innings of work to take his sixth loss of the year. For Sunday’s game Los Angeles turns to Dan Haren who has won his last two decisions. For the season Haren has allowed 147 hits and 57 earned runs while striking out 143 in 176.1 innings of work.
Toronto is 5-2 in their last seven game three of a series, 7-13 in their last 20 home games against a team with a winning record, and 9-3 in Cecil’s last 12 starts against the American League West. Los Angeles is 6-1 in their last seven game three of a series, 9-22 in their last 31 road games against a left handed starter, and 8-2 in Haren’s last 10 starts. Los Angeles is 4-1 in their last five meetings in Toronto.
This game and match up just doesn’t set up for much scoring as both of these pitchers can deal and have been at their best of late. Look for this one to stay under the total.