Orioles at Blue Jays 6/8/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:17 PM ET

AL East Division foes will collide on Friday night, when the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays continue their weekend series from the Rogers Centre. Last night, the Orioles were unable to protect a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning and lost by a 5-4 final score. Closer Brad Brach blew his second save for Baltimore, who is in last place in the division standings.

Baltimore skipper Buck Showalter will turn to right-hander Andrew Cashner (2-7 5.02 ERA) on Friday. Cashner has dropped consecutive starts and has been tagged for eight runs over his last 11 innings of work. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last six games, but still have a long way to go to climb into the pennant chase. On Thursday, Randall Grichuk doubled in two runs and Kevin Pillar followed with a game-tying single to send the game into extra innings. Aledmys Diaz provided Toronto with the walkoff win in the 10th inning with an RBI single that scored Teoscar Hernandez.

The Blue Jays will counter with thirty-five year old southpaw J.A. Happ (7-3 4.08 ERA) in this contest. Through 70 plus innings this season, Happ has struck out 87 batters and sports a solid 1.13 WHIP.

Toronto 3B Josh Donaldson (calf) expects to return from the disabled list for this game. Through 61 games, Baltimore ranks 27th in batting average and 29th in runs scored. For the season, Toronto ranks 29th in batting average and 11th in runs scored. Take the Blue Jays to make it two in row against the Orioles. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Blue Jays win and cover the run line 6-3.

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