Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/14/2014
Thursday, May 15, 7:07 PM on STOh, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Cleveland Indians - Salazar, D (1-3) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Happ, J (1-1)
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Danny Salazar will take the mound for the Cleveland Indians on Thursday when they face J.A. Happ and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Danny Salazar couldn't get his second straight win when he faced the Minnesota Twins last week, but he did have another solid game in what eventually became a no decision for him. He pitched 6.1 innings in that game and gave up three runs on Six hits while striking out seven and walking just one. His ERA is still high at 5.65, but he's been pitching better recently and is striking out 10.8 batters per nine innings on the season.
No one on the Blue Jays has hit a home run off of Salazar yet, but Jose Bautista is 1-for-3 against him with a double and an RBI.
J.A. Happ had a rough start in his game against the Los Angeles Angels last Saturday and ended up picking up his first loss of the season. He could only go 2.1 innings in that game and he gave up four earned runs on seven hits. The Angels are still working him into the starter's role after coming out of the bullpen earlier in the season, but he will need to go much longer in games if he wants to stick as a starter.
Happ has done well against Nick Swisher over the years by holding him to just one hit in six at-bats. Outfielder Nyjer Morgan is 2-for-4 against him with two walks and an RBI.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 19-18-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.3
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 24-15-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
05/05/14 1B Jason Giambi Calf 15-day DL (5/4)
05/02/14 2B Jason Kipnis Abdominal 15-day DL (4/30)
Toronto Blue Jays
05/13/14 CF Colby Rasmus Hamstring questionable
05/12/14 P Sergio Santos Forearm 15-day DL
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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