Marco Estrada (1-1, 2.50 ERA) and the Toronto Blue Jays (10-12) meet Jose Quintana (2-1, 1.82 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox (15-6) in the last of a three-game series at the Rogers Centre. The White Sox won the last game 10-1, extending a five-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 7:07 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 27 and will air on CSCh and RSN1.
In his last start, Estrada pitched 5.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out nine and walking four in a 3-2 loss to the Orioles. The White Sox were victorious over the Rangers 5-0 the last time Quintana pitched. He went 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out four and walking two. Melky Cabrera (.320, 10 Rs, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs) went 1 for 5 yesterday.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Toronto -140 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.
The previous two games have all gone Chicago's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR
Toronto has won 27% (3-8) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Chicago has won 67% (6-3) of its games when taking a late lead.
The White Sox are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Blue Jays have a 3-5 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Blue Jays are 1-9. The White Sox have a 1-6 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling in the top half of the league based on total home runs this season, Toronto ranks 11th with 23 homers and Chicago is 15th with 20.
Toronto and Chicago both rank near the bottom of the league in hits. Toronto sits at 22nd with 8.00 hits per game and Chicago ranks 23rd with 7.90.
Ranking 25th, Chicago is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.686). Toronto ranks in the bottom half at 16th with an OPS of .724.
The White Sox are 5-3 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Blue Jays are 7-7 when they allow at least one homer.