J.A. Happ (6-3, 3.57 ERA) and the Toronto Blue Jays (33-30) meet Mike Wright (3-3, 5.14 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (36-24) in the third of a four-game division series at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays won the last game 4-3, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 1:07 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 11 and will air on MAS2 and RSN.
In his most recent outing, Happ pitched 5.0 innings, giving up six runs, striking out three and walking two in an 11-0 loss to the Tigers. Michael Saunders (.294, 30 Rs, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Orioles were victorious over the Royals 4-1 the last time Wright pitched. He went 7.0 innings, allowing one runs (one unearned), striking out four and walking two.
The Blue Jays are a -145 favorite with a total of 9.5.
Pick - Tor
The Orioles hold a 14-9 record in matchups against AL East Division rivals, while the Blue Jays currently sit at 20-17 in these games.
After a weak showing last week where they got in four hits, the Orioles need to step it up. The Blue Jays have a record of 9-1 when opponents get four hits or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 24-7. The Orioles have a 22-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 16th in runs, Toronto has earned 264 this season. Baltimore ranks eighth with 284 runs.
Ranking 16th, Toronto is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.723). Baltimore ranks in the top five with an OPS of .776.
When the Orioles allow at least one home run, they are 21-16. When the Blue Jays allow one or more homers, they have an 18-20 record.