Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Sunday, September 5th, 2015. At 1:07 PM EST.
The (65-69) Baltimore Orioles of the American League East Division are “NORTH OF THE BORDER”. For the final of a three-game set. Baltimore will take on the (76-58) Toronto Blue Jays also of the AL East in 2015 Major League Baseball action. The teams will play at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Baltimore Orioles are fading fast in the run for a 2015 playoff spot. Baltimore must keep their composure with less than a month to go in the regular season. The Toronto Blue Jays are soaring after making some trades that are paying dividends. The Opening betting line has Baltimore as a +145 Road Underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is nine runs for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Baltimore Orioles have won two of their last three baseball games. Baltimore is fourth in the AL East, twelve games from the top spot. The Orioles are 25-42 on the road in 2015 and 28-27 vs. The division.
*Third Baseman Manny Machado leads the batting order with a .291 batting average, a .355 on-base percentage with one hundred and fifty-five hits.
*Starting Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen has a rotation-best 3.36 earned run average.
*Relief Pitcher Zach Britton leads the staff with thirty game saves.
*Notable injuries: Shortstop J.J. Hardy is on the 15-day disabled list with a groin pull.
*The Orioles will return home on September 11th, hosting Kansas City.
*Baltimore is 2-8 their last ten on the road.
*The Orioles are 21-48 in the last 69 meetings in Toronto.
*The Baltimore Orioles are 3-7 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times, staying under the betting odds total five times with a push.
*The Baltimore Orioles will have Right Hander Chris Tillman, (9-10) with a 4.87 ERA to the hill. The 6’5″ 200 pound Anaheim, California native threw 4.2 innings, giving up eight hits and seven runs his last outing. An 11-2 home defeat to Tampa Bay on September 1st.
*The Baltimore Orioles are +5,000 to win the 2015 MLB American League Crown.
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-1 on September 5th. Toronto is first in the Division with a one-game lead over Baltimore. The Blue Jays are 46-25 at home this season and 28-24 vs. The AL East.
*Third Baseman Josh Donaldson leads the offense in all five major batting categories.
*Starting Pitcher Mark Buehrle leads the rotation with fourteen victories.
*The Toronto Pitching staff averages 7.00 strikeouts per nine innings.
*The Blue Jays will begin a road trip on September 7th in Boston.
*Notable injury: Pitcher Marcus Stroman is out until the middle of the month with a torn ACL.
*Toronto is 23-6 their last twenty-nine overall.
*The betting odds under the total are 8-3 the Blue Jays last eleven at home.
*The Toronto Blue Jays are 7-3 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six times.
*The Toronto Blue Jays will have right-hander, Marco Estrada. Who is (11-8) with a 3.16 earned run average on the mound for game three. The Long Beach State University alumni pitched seven innings. Giving up five hits and two runs his last start on September 1st, a 5-3 no decision home victory against Cleveland.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Toronto Blue Jays at +175 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
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