Preview: Blue Jays at Angels

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GAME: Toronto Blue Jays (48-44) at Los Angeles Angels (52-37)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 09 - 3:35 PM EST
WHERE: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
LINE: 132, -143 TOTAL: 8


The Toronto Blue Jays finally broke into the win column in the sixth game of their 10-game road trip and now look to capture the series when they face the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game set. Toronto won for only the third time in 11 games to close within 2 1/2 games of first-place Baltimore in the American League East. The Blue Jays snapped an 0-for-25 drought with runners in scoring position in halting the Angels' 11-game home winning streak.

Los Angeles has little margin for error in its pursuit of AL West-leading Oakland after dropping a game in the standings to fall 4 1/2 games back despite winning five of six. The Angels were blanked for only the second time this season following a torrid offensive stretch in when they piled up 92 runs in their previous 15 games. Center fielder Mike Trout is 1-for-8 in the series and is batting .230 lifetime versus Toronto - his lowest mark against any AL opponent.

TV: 3:35 p.m. ET, RSN (Toronto), FSN West (Los Angeles)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays RH Marcus Stroman (4-2, 3.44 ERA) vs. Angels LH C.J. Wilson (8-6, 4.23)

Stroman has pitched superbly in his last three starts, permitting a total of three runs over 21 2/3 innings, but has only one win to show for it. Stroman did not factor in the decision in a 1-0 loss at Oakland on Friday despite striking out a career-high seven in seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball. He was rocked by the Angels in a relief appearance May 11, giving up four runs on six hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Wilson is coming off three consecutive ugly starts but, like Stroman, is 1-0 in that span despite getting tattooed for 16 runs over 13 innings. He served up three homers and was battered for six runs over 4 1/3 innings against Houston in his last turn and lasted only 3 2/3 frames in his previous outing, giving up four runs and walking four. Wilson fell to 3-4 lifetime against Toronto after allowing five runs in six innings May 12.

WALK-OFFS

1. Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes had four hits and three RBIs Tuesday, his first game with multiple RBIs since May 22.

2. Angels 2B Howie Kendrick is 15-for-29 with eight RBIs in his last eight games.

3. Toronto LHP Aaron Loup has not allowed a run in his last 10 appearances. 

PREDICTION: Angels 4, Blue Jays 3

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Toronto 48-44 W1 25-21 23-23 17-15 13-13 9-10 9-6
LA Angels 52-37 L1 31-15 21-22 9-7 16-8 20-18 7-4

Last Meeting

Toronto LA Angels
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
7/8/14 TOR 4 LAA 0 .378 1 .908 .161 0 .381

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
TOR J. Reyes .500 10 1.374
LAA H. Kendrick .500 11 1.242
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
TOR J. Reyes 2 6 4
LAA C. Cron 2 3 3
Pitching ERA Avg K
TOR 4.25 .240 39
LAA 3.57 .267 43
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
TOR M. Cabrera .301 113 .805
LAA M. Trout .303 98 .992
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
TOR E. Encarnacion 26 57 70
LAA M. Trout 20 59 64
Pitching ERA Avg K
TOR 3.96 .257 658
LAA 3.85 .265 751

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -110 -110
-110
8
Offshore Odds
5Dimes.eu -143 133
-105
8
CarbonSports
-137
127
-105
8
GTBets.eu -143 133
-110
8
Top Bet -150 135
-110
8
SBO.ag -145 125
-110
8
BetDSI -145 130
-110
8
Sportsbook -138 128
-110
8
BookMaker.eu -146 131
100
8
Vegas Odds
LVH -143 133
-110
8
Mirage -155
135
-115
8
Station -145 130
-115
8
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Toronto Overall LA Angels
48-44 W/L 52-37
51-41 RL W/L 49-40
42-47-3 O/U 47-37-5
4.49 Runs For 4.91
4.20 Runs Against 4.12
Toronto A/H LA Angels
23-23 W/L 31-15
27-19 RL W/L 25-21
21-25-0 O/U 23-18-5
4.15 Runs For 4.91
3.96 Runs Against 4.11