The Pirates trot out Jameson Taillon (4-4, 3.40) to face the 2015 Cy Young winner, Jake Arrieta (18-7 2.85), who’s aiming for his 19th win of the season.
If the regular season ended now, the Blue Jays (86-70, –7.81 units) and Orioles (85-71, +12.65 units) would make the playoffs as AL Wild Cards.
Toronto and Seattle are locked in a playoff race for the AL wild-card. They meet in game 3 of their September series Wed Sept 21st in Seattle.
The Dodgers and the Yankees will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday, September 14th when they battle at Yankee Stadium in an interleague contest.
Toronto won Monday’s opener 3-2 as –173 home favourites; the Rays vs Blue Jays finale takes place Wednesday afternoon, starting at 12:37 PM ET on Sportsnet.
MLB Betting preview: The depth of the AL East will be on full display this weekend as the New York Yankees hit the road to dispatch their fabled rivals.