The Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Rays will meet in game three of their series tonight in Tampa. Up to date odds for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Rays have been playing good this season with their pitching and defense as they have in years past. Luke Scott and Carlos Pena homered yesterday to lead an offensive explosion that amassed 8 runs on 14 hits. James Shields gets the start for the Rays as he has lost his last two decisions. He still has a solid 3.77 ERA thus far this season.
The Blue Jays have had a good season so far, but Tuesday was just not their night. They scored 5 runs as a tram on 7 hits, but it was not enough to match the Rays. Drew Hutchinson struggled yesterday and took his second loss of the year. Ricky Romero has allowed 46 hits in 59 innings and has become on the best pitchers in the American League in the process.
The Rays are 39-17 in their last 56 home games, 0-5 in their last five games against a left handed starter, and 7-2 in Shields’ last nine starts. Toronto is 5-2 in their last seven games overall, 3-8 in their last 11 games against the A.L. East, and 2-5 in Romero’s last seven starts as a road underdog. Toronto is 1-5 in the last six meetings of these two.
We like both of these pitchers so we will take the under in this one but before making a bet read sportsbook reviews.