Runs may be hard to come by in this one as Aaron Sanchez (2-1, 2.59 ERA) and the Toronto Blue Jays (13-15) meet Colby Lewis (2-0, 3.19 ERA) and the Texas Rangers (15-12) in the third of a four-game series at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays won the last game 3-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 7:07 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 4 and will air on FSSW and RSN1.
In his last start, Sanchez pitched 7.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out six and walking two in a 6-1 victory over the Rays. Josh Donaldson (.292, 26 Rs, 9 HRs, 21 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday. The Rangers were victorious over the Angels 4-2 the last time Lewis pitched. He went 7.0 innings, allowing two runs. Rougned Odor (.277, 17 Rs, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs, 4 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Toronto -180 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR
When leading after seven innings, Texas is 7-6, while Toronto is 3-9.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Rangers are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Blue Jays have a 4-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 9-2. The Rangers have a 10-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Both falling in the top half of the league based on total runs this season, Toronto ranks 15th with 109 runs and Texas is 11th with 115.
Ranking 23rd, Texas is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 71 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five at fourth with 104.
When the Blue Jays hit at least one home run, the team is 10-9. Texas has the same record when it hits one or more homers.