Toronto Blue Jays (60-49) vs. Baltimore Orioles (57-52)
August 10, 2022 7:05 pm EDT
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +145 / Toronto Blue Jays -200; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles meet Wednesday in MLB action from Oriole Park. This will be the final installment in a three-game series this week. The O’s took a three-run win on Monday, then in the Tuesday game Baltimore eked out another victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Toronto out-hit the Orioles 12-9 in the Monday opener of this set, but still lost 7-4. In the Tuesday game two, the Blue Jays had a 5-3 lead in the seventh but eventually fell 6-5. Starting pitcher Alek Manoah put up 5.0 frames with three earned on eight hits and a walk.
For the starter job in the Wednesday game, the Jays will send out Jose Berrios. This year over his 22 starts, Berrios is 8-4 with a 5.19 ERA. In 118.0 innings total he has 68 earned, 130 hits, 29 walks and 107 Ks.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they scored five runs in the first three innings on the way to the Monday win. In the Tuesday game, Baltimore posted 12 team hits, three errors and two runs in the eighth during the victory. Kyle Bradish lasted 5.1 innings with three earned on five hits and two walks.
Dean Kremer will take the mound for Baltimore on Wednesday. Over his 11 starts this year, Kremer is 4-3 with a 3.43 ERA. In 57.2 innings total he has 22 earned, 62 hits, 14 walks and 43 strikeouts to his credit.
The Jays are 35-16 in their last 51 versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 and the over is 13-4 in their last 17 in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 22-8 in their last 30 overall and 93-199 in their last 292 versus the AL East. Baltimore is 20-49 in the last 69 Wednesday games.
PICK: I’m going to take a stab on the Blue Jays here. I could probably go either way, though–it’s a pretty thick line. Berrios is coming off a rough start versus the Twins, with five earned in 3.2 innings. Prior to that however, Berrios had just four earned over 12.2 combined innings. As for Kremer, he gave up six earned in 4.1 innings versus the Reds recently but bounced back with 6.1 clean frames versus the Pirates in his last outing. Should be a pretty good matchup regardless.