7:07 PM Philadelphia Phillies @ Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays: -110
The Blue Jays will be trying to sweep the 2-game set against the visiting Phillies on tonight to put an end to the recent struggles. The Blue Jays won 4-3 over the Phillies in the opener after going 1-6 on a road trip. The Blue Jays will be starting right-hander Ross Stripling (4-3, 3.34 ERA) who is set to face the Phillies righty Zack Wheeler (8-4, 2.46). Stripling is 1-0 with a 5.08 ERA in 8 career games against the Phillies and Wheeler is 0-1 with a 6.97 ERA in 2 career starts against the Blue Jays. The Phillies are still without Bryce Harper and are now also without catcher J.T. Realmuto, third baseman Alec Bohm, and pitchers Kyle Gibson and Aaron Nola were put on the restricted list because they do not meet Canada’s COVID-19 requirements.
⚾The Blue Jays are 15-5 in the last 20 meetings against the Phillies in Toronto.
⚾The Blue Jays are 23-9 in the last 32 meetings with the Phillies.
⚾The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Bookie: Blue Jays
9:38 PM Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Angels
Shohei Ohtani will start for the host Angels tonight against the Astros for his last outing before next Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Ohtani (8-4, 2.44 ERA) will be making his 15th start and he is 1-1 with an 0.84 ERA in 2 starts against the Astros this season and 1-3 with a 4.75 ERA in 7 career starts against Houston. The Astros will counter with right-hander Cristian Javier (6-4, 3.01) who will make his 13th start this season and he is coming off a loss in his last start, when he gave up 5 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings against the Royals. Javier is 1-0 with an 0.73 ERA in 3 appearances against the Angels this season, and 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA in 7 games in his career. Angels center fielder Mike Trout’s status for this game is unknown because he was removed from Tuesday’s game in the 5th inning because of upper back spasms.
⚾The Astros are 12-1 in their last 13 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
⚾The Astros are 7-1 in their last 8 games after allowing 5+ runs in their previous game.
⚾The Astros are 51-23 in the last 74 meetings with the Angels and 38-18 in the last 56 in Los Angeles.
⚾The Angels have lost 8 of their last 10 games averaging only 2.4 runs per game.
The Bookie: Astros