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Free Baseball Predictions: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics May 8

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The Milwaukee Brewers have not performed as expected this season, and scoring has been their main problem.

The Toronto Blue Jays began their 10-game road trip with consecutive shutouts but then the wheels fell off as they dropped back-to-back games against the Los Angeles Angels.

Now they will continued their west coast swing with a two-game set against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

TOR: Ricky Romero (4-0, 3.64 ERA) v OAK: Brandon McCarthy (2-3, 2.96 ERA)
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 08 – 10:05 PM EST
Venue: WHERE: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Broadcast: RSN, CSCA
LINE: -118, 111 TOTAL: 6.5

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Meanwhile, the A’s head home off a 5-4 road trip looking to extend their current two-game win streak.

Oakland beat the Tampa Bay Rays, which had lost only once at home prior to this past weekend.

The two wins move Oakland (15-14) to over .500 for only the second time this season after they surged to start the season but failed to keep the momentum.  

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To say that the A’s have struggled on the mound is a understatement, recently dropping three straight in which they gave up an eye-popping 26 runs.

They will turn to right hander Brandon McCarthy in the series opener. After going winless in his first five starts, he has won his last two with a pair of solid performances on the road trip. He is 3-2 in nine career appearances (six starts) against the Blue Jays with a 3.79 ERA.

Toronto (16-13) will counter with unbeaten ace Ricky Romero. The southpaw has dominated the Athletics during his career going 4-0 with a 1.49 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in five career starts against them. The 27-year old also threw a complete-game shutout against them in his last visit to Oakland.

However, Romero is fresh off his worst outing after surrendering five runs to Texas, but still managed to work eight innings for the third time in six starts in an 11-5 win over Texas.

Matt’s Free Prediction: Toronto– It all comes down to pitching. Romero has held Oakland to a collective .180 batting average against, while McCarthy is winless in his last four home starts dating to last season. Enough said.

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