Mariners, Blue Jays Battle to Stay in Playoff Hunt
Toronto and Seattle are locked in a playoff race for the AL wild-card. The Blue Jays won the first game of a three-game set 3-2 Monday night and will finish off the series in Seattle on Wednesday, September 21st. The Blue Jays (82-68, –8.62 betting units) have been really bad so far this September, but they managed to win the first game of a three-game set against the Seattle Mariners (79-71, –0.28 betting units) on Monday night.
Blue Jays vs Mariners: A Look at the Blue Jays:
For the Wednesday series closer, the Blue Jays will start Aaron Sanchez (13-2, 3.17 ERA), who was knocked for six runs on five hits over 3.2 innings in an 8-11 home loss to the Boston Red Sox. In an attempt to monitor his innings, management held Sanchez out from his next start. The 24-year-old All-Star might get back on track on the road. Away from home, Sanchez is 8-1 in 15 starts this season with an ERA of 2.62.
Blue Jays vs Mariners: A Look at the Mariners:
Felix Hernandez has a record of 11-6 with a 3.79 ERA. He gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits over 4.1 innings in a 6-0 home loss to Houston in his last start. The 30-year-old former Cy Young winner has now allowed five runs or more in three of his last four starts. On the season, Hernandez is 5-3 in 11 home starts with an ERA of 4.10.
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