The Toronto Blue Jays will host the Tampa Bay Rays for game 2 of their series on Tuesday night. All MLB odds can be found by visiting Bovada sportsbook.
The Blue Jays come into tonight having lost 6 of their last 10 games and they most recently lost to the Rays on Monday as well. The Blue Jays could only total 4 hits on the day which led to one Blue Jays run. Brandon Morrow got the start for the Jays on Monday and let up 6 runs over 5 innings pitch to notch his second loss of the season. Henderson Alvarez will get the start for the struggling Blue Jays tonight and Alvarez has been quality this season. In 48 innings of work he is pitching to a 2.61 ERA.
The Tampa Bay Rays won on Monday which means they are now tied again with the Orioles for first place. Ben Zobrist homered and Sean Rodriguez had two RBI’s to go along with his 2 hits to lead the Rays offense yesterday. Starting today for the Rays will be the stud lefty, David Price. Price is bouncing back from a subpar year last year and has struck out 39 batters in 45 innings this season and is pitching to a 2.98 ERA.
Toronto is 4-2 in their last six home games, 0-6 in their last six games against the A..L. East, and 2-5 in Alvarez’s last seven starts as a favorite. Tampa Bay is 6-2 in their last eight road games against a right handed starter, 17-8 in Price’s last 25 road starts. The Rays are 5-1 in the last six meetings of these two.
We think these two pitchers will have solid outings so we like the under in this one at sportsbooks.