This evening the Toronto Blue Jays play the White Sox in game 3 of their 4 game series in Chicago.
Toronto Blue Jays (44-42) @ Chicago White Sox (37-44)
The Toronto Blue Jays were victorious for 2nd time in a 3 games with a 2-1 win at Chicago last night. Starter Felix Doubront got his first start of the season and notched the win as he pitched 6.2 innings while allowing 1 earned run on 6 hits. He struck out 6 and walked 1 batter. He threw 93 pitches in the game. Reliever Bo Schultz pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He struck out 2 batters. Reliever Aaron Loup pitched 0.1 of an inning as he didn’t allow an earned run nor a hit. Reliever Roberto Osuna picked up his 4th save of the season as he pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. 3rd baseman Josh Donaldson hit his 21st home run of the season. He was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored. He walked one time. The rbi was his 58th of the season. Designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion was 2 for 4. Shortstop Jose Reyes was 1 for 4 with 1 run scored. He also stole his 11th base of the season. Right-fielder Jose Bautista was 0 for 4 but did drive in 1 run. The rbi was his 58th of the season. 1st baseman Chris Colabello was 1 for 3. He struck out 1 time. The Blue Jays had 5 hits in the game. Tonight their starting pitcher is right-handed Drew Hutchison. Hutchison is 8-2 with a 5.23 era and 85 strikeouts in 93 innings pitched. He’s made 17 starts this season. In his last start, a loss on July 3rd at Detroit, he pitched 4.2 innings while giving up 5 earned runs on 10 hits. He struck out 4 and walked 2 batters. He threw 90 pitches in the game. The loss was the first in his last 8 starts. The Chicago White Sox have dropped 2 of their last 3 games. Starter Jose Quintana was tabbed with the loss yesterday versus the Blue Jays as he pitched 8 innings while giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits. He gave 1 home run. He struck out 8 batters. The loss dropped his record to 4-8 on the season. Reliever Jake Petricka pitched 1 inning while not allowing an earned run on 1 hit. He walked one batter. 2nd baseman Carlos Sanchez was 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in. The rbi was his 10th of the season. 3rd baseman Gordon Beckham was 1 for 3 with 1 run scored. He hit his 7th double of the season. He struck out 1 time. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez was 2 for 4. Left-fielder Melky Cabrera was 1 for 3. He walked once and struck out 1 time. Center-fielder Adam Eaton was 1 for 4. He struck out 2 times. 1st baseman Jose Abreu was 1 for 4. The White Sox had 7 hits in the game. Tonight their starting pitcher is left-handed John Danks. Danks is 4-8 with a 4.95 era and 60 strikeouts in 87.1 innings pitched. He’s made 15 starts this season. In his last start, a win on July 3rd at home versus Baltimore, he pitched 7 innings while not allowing an earned run on 5 hits. He struck out 5 and walked 2 batters. He threw 96 pitches in the game. This is his 9th season in MLB, all with the White Sox. He has a career record of 76-93 with a 4.32 era.
Toronto is 18-24 on the road this season. They have scored 464 runs and allowed 379 runs on the season. Chicago is 21-17 at home this season. They have scored 276 runs and allowed 355 runs on the season.
This is the 6th meeting of the season between the Blue Jays and the White Sox. The Blue Jays have won 3 of the 5 meetings. Including tonight the 2 teams face each other 2 more times this season.
Prediction: I’m going with the Blue Jays tonight because Hutchison is on the mound. It’s more than likely he won’t have the poor showing again that he had in his last start.
Take the Blue Jays 1.64 (Bet365)
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