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1-1 (1-1 V) Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays 2-2 (0-0 H)
Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 7:07 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Projected Pitchers: Rick Porcello RHP vs. Marcus Stroman RHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
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MLB Betting Total: Off
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The Toronto Blue Jays got quite the scare in the series finale in Tampa and will now come home to open their home portion of the season against the Boston Red Sox on Friday.
Boston opened the season in Cleveland and will head north of the boarder following their series finale on Thursday.
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto comes home with a disappointing split in Tampa to open the season up. After dominating the first two games of the series, the Jays were the victim of the new slide rule call in game 3.
The slide erased a 4-3 Jays lead and instead gave the Rays a 3-2 win. In the finale the Blue Jays bullpen coughed up a 3-2 lead in the 8th as they fell 5-3 and split the 4 game set.
On Wednesday though, the Jays got the scare they didn’t need. Josh Donaldson left the game with a calf injury. It doesn’t appear to be too serious and he said he wants to play here on Friday, but it’s still unclear about his status.
Toronto will throw Marcus Stroman for the 2nd time this season. Stroman has already started once this year and threw 8.0 solid innings allowing just 6 hits and 3 runs earning the win.
Boston Red Sox
Boston will look to take the series in Cleveland on Thursday before heading up to Toronto to continue their road swing to start the season.
Boston got solid starting pitching from David Price, who will pitch this series, in the opener, but then Clay Bucholz couldn’t keep the trend going as he was knocked around by Cleveland.
Boston’s offense has proven to be solid early here though as David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez continue to be a threatening 1-2 punch in the middle of the order.
Boston will go the veteran Rick Porcello here. Porcello started 28 games for Boston in 2015 and finished with a 9-15 record. His struggles led to a 4.92 ERA as he simply couldn’t get things figured out.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
- Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games on astroturf.
- Red Sox are 8-3 in their last 11 Friday games.
- Blue Jays are 38-14 in their last 52 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Blue Jays are 18-7 in their last 25 games following an off day.
- Blue Jays are 45-20 in their last 65 home games.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
Stroman looked really good in the season opener as the Rays couldn’t touch him until the 9th.
He’ll have a sold out home opener crowd behind him here on Friday, making this one a very high energized game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick:Toronto
The Jays open their home portion of the campaign with a W, behind another stellar outing.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Toronto 6 – Boston 3
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