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|Toronto Blue Jays (21-16) PK, o/u 9 at Los Angeles Angels (16-22), 10 p.m. Eastern
by Ultimatecapper.com Staff
Toronto has won 7 of its last 10 games after taking 2 of 3 in Tampa over the weekend.
Los Angeles has lost 12 of its last 16 games, and 7 of its last 8 at home.
The Blue Jays hold down 3rd place in the American League East, 1 1/2 games back of division-leading Boston … The Angels are in last place in the AL West, 4 1/2 games back of first-place Texas.
Toronto took 3 of 4 games from L.A. in Toronto last week, and won the season series with the Angels last year 5 games to 1.
The over/under is 1-8-1 in the last 10 games in the series between these two teams.
Toronto has won 8 of the last 12 games in this series played in Anaheim.
The Blue Jays are 8-8 on the road this season, while the Angels are 7-10 at home.
Ted Lilly (4-2, 3.24) has allowed 3 or fewer earned runs in each of his last 7 starts, and he’s gone at least 7 innings in each of his last 3 starts.
Ervin Santana (3-1, 4.79) has allowed 14 ER in his last 17 IP.
Lilly has made one start vs. the Angels this season, allowing 2 ER and 5 H+W in 7 IP.
Santana made one start vs. the Jays last year and one this year, giving up 9 ER and 21 H+W in 10 IP.
The o/u is 5-2 in Lilly’s starts this year and 5-2 in Santana’s starts
Toronto owns a .361 team OBP, 4th-best in the AL, and averages 5.9 RPG.
L.A. owns a paltry .301 team OBP, worst in the league, and averages 4.3 RPG.
The Blue Jay bullpen has given up 2 ER in its last 14 1/3 IP … The Angels pen has allowed 6 ER in its last 22 2/3 IP.
L.A. outfielder Garrett Anderson is listed as questionable for Tuesday’s series opener.
The o/u is 23-11 in Toronto games this year, 21-16 in Angels games.
Also, the o/u is 5-1 in the Jays last 6 games, and 5-0 in L.A.’s last 5.
The o/u is 8-9 at Angels Stadium this year.
The Ultimatecapper Pick: We like the Angels here!