ALCS Game 5: Scrappy Jays Look to Estrada to stay Alive
Jays Down 3-1 Against Indians
The Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet in the 2016 ALCS Game 5 on Wednesday when they battle at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays stayed alive with a 5-1 win on Tuesday afternoon. They got things going with a Josh Donaldson homerun and great pitching held the Indians in check.
The Indians will give the ball to starter Ryan Merritt in this one. Left hander Merritt is 1-0 this season with a 1.64 ERA.
The Blue Jays will counter Merritt with Marco Estrada. Right hander Estrada has a 3.32 ERA to go along with a 10-10 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Jays listed as 185-moneyline favorites in this ALCS Game 3 match up versus the Indians. The game's total is sitting at 8½.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-1 winner as they beat the Indians in game 4 of the 2016 ALCS. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -115 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
If the Blue Jays get more good pitching in ALCS Game 5 they will make this series closer than it appeared it would be after going down 3 game to none.
Stats and Matchups
Team record: 100-68 SU
Cleveland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Team record: 94-76 SU
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Cleveland home to Toronto Friday, October 21
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