Marco Estrada (4-2, 2.41 ERA) and the Toronto Blue Jays (32-30) go up against Kevin Gausman (0-3, 3.52 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (36-23) in the second of a four-game division series at the Rogers Centre. The Orioles won the last game 6-5, extending a five-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 7:07 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 10 and will air on MAS2 and RSN.
In his last start, Estrada pitched 8.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out five and walking three in a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox. Michael Saunders (.294, 29 Rs, 9 HRs, 20 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI. The Orioles were victorious over the Yankees 3-1 the last time Gausman pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out five and walking two. Mark Trumbo (.296, 38 Rs, 20 HRs, 48 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well for the Orioles, going 2 for 5 yesterday.
The Blue Jays are a -140 favorite with a total of 8.5 for this AL East matchup.
Pick - Bal
The Orioles sit at 14-8 against their divisional rivals, while the Blue Jays are 19-17.
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 19-7, while Toronto is 11-14.
The Orioles managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Blue Jays who are heading in with a 15-20 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 23-7. The Orioles have a 22-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 16th, Toronto is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 260 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 281.
Ranking 19th, Toronto is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.721). Baltimore ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .781.
When the Orioles allow at least one home run, they are 21-15. When the Blue Jays allow one or more homers, they have a 17-20 record.