The Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays clash in the final part of a three games series this Sunday afternoon in Canada.The Rays are up over .500 but no one seems to notice because of the looming shadows of the Red Sox and the Yankees. Even with their solid record, Tampa is 22.5 games out of the lead. The Blue Jays are back in fourth place and are 30 games behind Boston. The Rays have taken the first two games of this series and Toronto will look to avoid being swept at home on Sunday. The first game was a 7-0 stomping by the Rays lead by five perfect innings from Blake Snell. Willy Adames lead the team, going three for three, scoring all three times he was on base. The second game was a 3-1 victory for Tampa who jumped out to an early lead. Their use of bullpen day was successful as the pitching staff held the Blue Jays to just five hits.
- 4-1 on the Under in Stroman’s last 5 home starts
- 8-20 in their last 28 road games
- 2-6 in their last 8 games against starters with a WHIP greater than 1.30
Tyler Glasnow makes his third start for the Rays on Sunday. In his previous two starts, he has yet to make it to the fifth inning, but that’s more due to pitch count than performance. Still, the simulations indicate the Jays pouncing on Glasnow early and often. The projections show Toronto winning this game more than two-thirds of the time by more than a run. Take the home favorite Jays.
Prediction: TORONTO -125