GDB 117.0: Toronto Blue Jays seek series victory over Cleveland Guardians

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Zach Laing
8 months ago
The Toronto Blue Jays look to further solidify their spot in the AL Wild Card race Wednesday afternoon with a series win over the Cleveland Guardians.
The Jays have been rolling going 5-1 over their last six games in thanks to a series sweep over the Boston Red Sox, and a solid start against the Guardians. Toronto opened the series with a 3-1 win before dropping a 1-0 decision in game two on Tuesday.
Last night, Kevin Gausman once again got very little run support in a 1-0 victory. It’s a good thing his stuff has been great this year.
Today, it will be Alek Manoah taking the mound as he continues to rebound from a brutal start to the season opposite of Noah Syndergaard.

First pitch: 1:10 p.m EST —Sportsnet, Sportsnet 650.
Toronto Blue Jays: 65-51, 7.0 GB, – WCGB, +58 DIFF.
Cleveland Guardians: 55-59, 4.5 GB, 8.5 WCGB, -6 DIFF.
Odds via Betano:
Moneyline: TOR -133; CLE +115.
Series Bets:
Blue Jays to win the series +175
Series correct score Toronto 4-0: +1100
Starting pitchers:
TOR: Alek Manoah RHP – 3-8, 18 GS, 83.1 IP. 5.72 ERA, 73 ERA+, 6.19 FIP, 1.740 WHIP, 6.0 BB/9, 7.9 SO/9.
CLE: Noah Syndergaard RHP – 1-5, 14 GS, 66.2 IP. 3.65 ERA, 65 ERA+, 6.01 FIP, 1.395 WHIP, 1.5 BB/9, 5.5 SO/9.
  1. W Merrifield (R) LF
  2. B Belt (L) 1B
  3. V Guerrero Jr. (R) DH
  4. G Springer (R) RF
  5. M Chapman (R) 3B
  6. D Jansen (R) C
  7. D Schneider (R) 2B
  8. N Lukes (L) CF
  9. S Espinal (R) SS
  1. B Rocchio (S) 3B
  2. A Gimenez (L) 2B
  3. J Ramírez (S) DH
  4. K Calhoun (L) 1B
  5. R Laureano (R) RF
  6. W Brennan (L) LF
  7. B Naylor (L) C
  8. M Straw (R) CF
  9. J Tena (L) SS

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Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@oilersnation.com.

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