Hot lines: Wednesday's best MLB bets
Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays (-110, 8)
The Blue Jays got some help from Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, whose three errors helped push three unearned runs across the plate in a 7-3 win to open this three-game American League East series.
It was just Toronto’s third win over Tampa Bay in their past 10 meetings, and dealt the Rays their fifth loss in the past six outings.
Rays starter David Price has been dominant against Toronto during his career, with a 9-2 record and 2.06 ERA in 12 starts. Pick:
Tampa Bay +104
Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins (-123, 7)
Chicago has lost six of its past eight and has been outscored 20-6 during its current three-game losing streak.
The Cubs turn to Matt Garza to stop the slide. The right-hander came within an out of a complete game his last time out, silencing Milwaukee with 8 2/3 strong innings. Two errors cost Chicago dearly on Tuesday, leading to three unearned runs.
Garza was outstanding in picking up his first victory of the season Thursday, striking out nine in 8 2/3 innings against Milwaukee. Garza allowed just three hits and no earned runs. The right-hander is 3-1 in five career starts against the Marlins.
Mark Buehrle makes his third NL start, but his 14th against the Cubs. The left-hander went 5-4 with a 4.15 ERA against Chicago in 11 seasons with the cross-town White Sox. Buehrle allowed eight hits and three runs in 6 1/3 innings Thursday in a 3-1 loss at Philadelphia.Pick: