Ubaldo Jimenez (6-9, 4.81 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (2-2) go up against Aaron Sanchez (2-2, 1.09 ERA) and the Toronto Blue Jays (3-1) in the second of a three-game division series at Camden Yards. The Blue Jays won the last game 12-5 and Toronto leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 11 and will air on RSN and MASN.
Jimenez is 3-3 with a 4.63 ERA and 1.41 WHIP against the Blue Jays in his career. Adam Jones (.333 ) continued his strong start to the season yesterday, going 4 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs. In his career against the Orioles, Sanchez is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and five strikeouts. Devon Travis (.385 ) has been hitting the ball well to start the season for the Blue Jays, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
Baltimore, a -118 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Toronto. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at eight runs. The Orioles are a dangerous hitting team with 13 extra base hits, one of the highest totals in the MLB. Turning to the pitching staff, an area where the Orioles are particularly strong is striking batters out, where they average 8.7 K's per game.
On the other side, the Blue Jays have a record of 1-1 when they are the underdog and are +119 overall with the money line. They also allow just 5.7 hits per game, good for fourth in the AL.
The only other game between the two teams went Toronto's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR, O/U - Over
The Blue Jays have a 3-1 record against teams in their division, while the Orioles are even against their rivals at 2-2.
The Blue Jays are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Orioles have a 1-2 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
Neither the Orioles (1-0) nor the Blue Jays (3-0) have lost a game when they outhit opponents.
Toronto tops the league in runs with 27 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 17.
Both Baltimore and Toronto are tied at eighth in walks with a total of 11 this season.
The Orioles are 2-1 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Blue Jays are 2-0 when they hit at least one homer.