Athletics at Blue Jays 5/18/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:11 PM ET

Athletics at Blue Jays 5/18/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

In Friday night MLB action, the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays will continue their weekend series from Rogers Centre. Last night, the Athletics launched three home runs to power their way to a 10-5 victory. Khris Davis collected four hits, scored three runs, and drove in two more for Oakland, who is right at .500 through their first 44 games.

Thirty-year old southpaw Brian Anderson (0-2 8.16 ERA) has gotten off to a rough start to his Oakland career. Through 14 plus innings, Anderson has given up 23 hits and owns an ugly 2.02 WHIP. The Toronto Blue Jays have dropped four of their last five games and are also at .500 through their first 44 games. On Thursday. SP Aaron Sanchez (2-4) allowed four runs and struck out batters in just four innings of work. Kevin Pillar had two hits and scored a run for Toronto in a losing effort.

Thirty-four year old righty Marco Estrada (2-3 5.32 ERA) will get the nod for the Blue Jays on Friday. Estrada is winless in his last four starts and has allowed 13 runs over his last 22 innings of work.

Toronto SP Marcus Stroman (shoulder) is scheduled to report to the team’s spring training complex on Thursday and hopes to return in June. Through 44 games, Oakland ranks 14th in batting average and 10th in runs scored. For the season, Toronto ranks 23rd in batting average and 4th in runs scored. Take Toronto to bounce back with a win on Friday night. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Blue Jays win 6-4.

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