Marcus Stroman (5-2, 4.82 ERA) and Tyler Wilson (2-5, 4.39 ERA) take the hill in the first of a four-game series between the Toronto Blue Jays (32-29) and the Baltimore Orioles (35-23) at the Rogers Centre. Action begins at 7:07 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 9 and can be seen on MASN and RSN.
Stroman pitched 5.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering six runs, striking out four and walking five in a 6-4 defeat to the Red Sox. Josh Donaldson (.255, 46 Rs, 14 HRs, 33 RBIs, 3 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 3 for 4 with three runs, one home run, and three RBIs. Wilson went 4.0 innings, surrendering five runs and striking out one in an 8-6 defeat to the Yankees in his last outing.
The Blue Jays are a -140 favorite with a total of 8.5.
Pick - Bal
The Orioles hold a 13-8 record in matchups against AL East Division rivals, while the Blue Jays currently sit at 19-16 in these games.
When leading after seven innings, Baltimore is 18-7, while Toronto is 11-13.
The Orioles are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Blue Jays have a 6-5 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 23-7. The Orioles have a 21-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 17th in runs, Toronto has earned 255 this season. Baltimore ranks eighth with 275 runs.
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 with an OPS of .777.
The Orioles are 21-15 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Blue Jays are 17-19 when they allow at least one homer.