The Blue Jays and Angels will meet for the start of their weekend series tonight from Toronto. All MLB scores and odds can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Blue Jays are in freefall mode in the AL East and are hoping that a return home will be a nice change of scenery. They sit 8.5 games in back of the Yankees in the division and are looking for their bats to get on track especially tonight when they send one of their best pitchers to the mound in Brett Cecil. Cecil has been injured most of the season, but is a solid starter and he will look for second win of the season tonight.
The Angels have come on as of late and are 8-2 in their last 10 games overall. They are in second place and this year are being led by rookie Mike Trout who is hitting .344 so far this season. The Angels will start Dan Haren tonight who has won two of his last three starts. Haren is pitching to a 4.24 ERA and 93 innings of work.
Toronto is 5-2 in their last seven games against a right handed starter, 1-6 in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 in Cecil’s last five starts against a team with a winning record. Los Angeles is 13-1 in their last 14 road games, 6-1 in their last seven games against the A.L. East, and 5-11 in Haren’s last 16 starts.
The Angels are absolutely on a roll but do not underestimate the Blue Jays. We will take them as a home underdog with the money line in this game at the sports book.