Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Saturday April 11th, 2015. At 7:05 PM EST.
The (3-1) Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East Division will stay in the “FREE STATE” through Sunday. Toronto will take on the (2-2) Baltimore Orioles also of the American League East in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Oriole Park at Camden Yards near the harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. This Sports Handicapper believes the Toronto Blue Jays are going to be competitive in the 2015 baseball season. It will take an amazing effort for Baltimore to repeat as AL East champions. The opening betting line has Baltimore as a -120 home favorite; the betting total is at nine runs for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays won two of three in their season opening series at the New York Yankees. Toronto is currently winning the first of a three-game set at Baltimore 11-4 on Friday. The Blue Jays offense is living up to their billing, scoring 26 runs in four games. Toronto will travel home for a four-game series against Tampa Bay on April 13th. Toronto will then host Atlanta in an interleague series, before closing out the home stand against Baltimore. First Baseman Edwin Encarnacion is the team leader with a .417 batting average. Encarnacion also leads the Blue Jays in Home Runs, RBI’S and Base hits. The Blue Jays will throw Right Hander Aaron Sanchez, who was (2-2) with a 1.09 ERA for game two of the MLB Expert Picks series at Baltimore. Slugger Jose Bautista is off to a slow start but will come around as the season progresses. Toronto is 7-1 their last eight on Saturday’s. Toronto is Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Toronto Blue Jays at 10/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Baltimore Orioles took tow of three from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in their opening series on the Florida Gulf Coast. Baltimore lost the first game but came back to score a combined twelve runs in the second and third games. Right Fielder Travis Snyder and First Baseman Steve Pearce lead the team in all five major categories offensively. The Baltimore Orioles will send Right-handed Ubaldo Jimenez to the pitchers mound Saturday. Jimenez was 6-9 with a (4.81) ERA last season, his first in Baltimore. Catcher Matt Wieters and Shortstop JJ Hardy are on the 15-day disabled list with various injuries. The betting odds over the total are 7-3 Baltimore last ten baseball games on grass. The Baltimore Orioles are also 10/1 to win the 2015 American League Championship.