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(35-36) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers (35-36)
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Stroman vs. Perez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Toronto -128 / Texas +118
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Toronto +120 / Texas -140
MLB Betting Total: 10.5 (Over -100 / Under -120)
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Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto built a big lead on Wednesday and held on for dear life, a 7-5 winner when it was all over.
The Blue Jays scored seven off Tyson Ross in the three innings he was out there, Darwin Barney’s two-run dinger capping a six-run first inning.
But four Texas relievers held the Jays down from there and the Rangers’ offense started going to work.
Shin-Soo Choo homered to make it 7-2 in the third and Joey Gallo sprinted around the bases for his 19th home run of the season in the fifth.
Delino DeShields got it as close as 7-5 in the sixth with a two-RBI single but the rally stopped there. Three Toronto relievers got the last 10 outs without allowing a run.
Toronto has a chance to win three of four and get back to .500 with Marcus Stroman on the mound Thursday. He’s on a four-game quality start streak and has gone seven innings in each of his last two outings.
Martin Perez will be the one to oppose the Blue Jays’ ace. He doesn’t get nearly as deep into his starts as Stroman does (just over 5 IP per start) but Perez can limit offenses.
He’s held the other team to three runs or fewer in nine of his 14 starts.
That means the bullpen figures to be a big part of the equation for the Rangers, as it always is when Perez takes the ball. It makes Ernesto Frieri’s three innings of mop-up work last night that much more important heading into this one.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TOR are 7-1 in Stroman’s last 8 starts.
- TEX are 8-2 in their last 10 games as an underdog.
- TEX are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
- TEX are 8-3 in their last 11 games on grass.
- Head to Head: TOR are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
- Head to Head: TOR are 14-5 in the last 19 meetings in Texas.
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction: it goes back and forth.
Texas is playing well, despite two losses out of three against the Jays so far. The Rangers don’t figure to go down easy in this one, even against Stroman.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: No Action (Lean Texas)
I do have the Jays as a small favorite but I would lean the plus money at home where you could scoop up a few cents with the Rangers +118. Not enough for me to play it, though.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Toronto 5 – Texas 6
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