Drew Hutchison (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Eric Surkamp (0-1, 3.68 ERA) start in the last of a three-game series between the Toronto Blue Jays (9-10) and the Oakland Athletics (10-8) at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays won the last game 9-3, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 1:07 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 24 and can be seen on CSCA and RSN.
Josh Donaldson (.307, 18 Rs, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 1 SB) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and four RBIs. Surkamp went 5.2 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out three and walking three in a 3-2 win over the Yankees in his most recent start. Coco Crisp (.234, 7 Rs, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds for Toronto and Oakland are Toronto -200, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR
Toronto has won 25% (2-6) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Oakland has won 80% (4-1) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Athletics are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Blue Jays have a 3-4 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 6-1. The Athletics have an 8-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd in runs, Oakland has earned 63 this season. Toronto ranks 11th with 79 runs.
Ranking 27th, Oakland is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 43 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five with 67.
The Blue Jays are 6-6 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Athletics are 7-4 when they hit at least one homer.