MLB Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays

by Dirty on June 1, 2010

Blue Jays Play the Rays Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays meet at Rogers Centre.

The Rays will give the ball to starter Jeff Niemann in this one. Righthander Niemann is 5-0 this season with a 2.37 ERA.

It’ll be Brian Tallet toeing the rubber for the Blue Jays in this contest. Lefthander Tallet is 1-1 with a 6.11 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Brandon Morrow gave up only one run over seven innings to earn the win, as the Blue Jays defeated the Rays 3-2 on Monday night.

Toronto won as +120 home underdogs, while the game played UNDER the 7.5-run total posted by oddsmakers.

Adam Lind hit a two-run homer for the Blue Jays, as Aaron Hill was 3-for-4 with a run batted in for Toronto.

B.J. Upton and Willy Aybar drove in runs for Tampa Bay, while Matt Garza was handed the loss after giving up three runs over 6 1-3 innings for the Rays.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 2 straight games.
Toronto has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 34-18 SU
Toronto: 31-22 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 19 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home

Next up:
Toronto home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, June 2

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