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The (38-31) Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East Division are in the “RED LINE STATE” for the second of a three-day set. Toronto takes on the (38-27) Baltimore Orioles also of the AL East in 2016 MLB action.
The teams will play at Orioles Park at Camden Yards near the inner harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. The first pitch is at 4:05 PM EST. On Saturday, June 18th, 2016.
The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Toronto Blue Jays will be in contention for the postseason by the end of the summer.
Toronto has a potent batting lineup but must upgrade their pitching rotation. Baltimore missed out last season and are primed to win the competitive division.
The Opening Betting line has the Toronto Blue Jays as a -120 Road Favorite. The Betting Odds Total is nine and a half runs for Saturday’s game.
The Toronto Blue Jays have won six of their last seven, including taking three of four from Baltimore on June 9 through June 12th.
Toronto is coming of off an interleague series winning three of four in Philadelphia. The Blue Jays are 4-3 vs. Baltimore in 2016 and are third in the division.
Toronto is 20-15 away from home this season and 22-17 vs. Divisional opponents. The Blue Jay return “NORTH OF THE BORDER” for a two-game interleague homestand on the 22nd and 23rd of this month hosting Arizona.
Designated Hitter Edwin Encarnacion and Third Baseman Josh Donaldson are swinging “HOT BATS”. Slugger Jose Bautista is struggling at the plate through the first two months of the 2016 season.
The pitching rotation is led by Marco Estrada, who has a 2.58 earned run average. J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez are also quality starters.
Bovada list the Toronto Blue Jays at +240 to win the 2016 MLB American League East title.
The 2016 Baltimore Orioles return to “CAMDEN YARDS” after going 3-4 on their recent road trip.
Baltimore is on top of the standings in the AL East. A half game in front of second-place Boston.
Baltimore hopes to extend the margin with a strong showing at home this weekend.
Baltimore is 24-11 in front of the home crowd this season. The team will be at home until Tuesday. June 28th when they travel to San Diego for an interleague series.
Baltimore will also go to the “LONE STAR STATE” for a makeup contest vs. The Rangers on June. 20th. Shortstop Manny Machado and Right Fielder Mark Trumbo lead the team at the plate.
Starting Pitcher, Chris Tillman tops the rotation with a 2.87 ERA, nine victories and has eighty-two strikeouts.
The Baltimore Orioles are listed at +800 to win the 2016 American League Pennant.
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