[4:10 PM] Blue Jays @ Indians

Who will WIN this matchup?

Toronto Blue Jays

@ Cleveland Indians


Starting Pitchers:

Happ (TOR): 1-0; 1.80 ERA

Tomlin (CLE) 1-0; 3.60 ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Toronto Blue Jays: 6-4

Cleveland Indians: 6-4


Current odds:

Toronto Blue Jays: (-125)

Cleveland Indians: (+115)


ESPN simulations have Cleveland as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Toronto to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The Cleveland Indians shut down Toronto’s explosive offense in the opener and look to take a 2-0 lead in the American League Championship Series when they host the Blue Jays in Game 2 on Saturday. Three Cleveland pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts in Friday’s 2-0 shutout while Francisco Lindor belted a two-run homer for the game’s only scoring.

Happ stunned everyone in baseball by posting a career-best 20-4 record this season and also defeated Texas in the ALDS. The 33-year-old made some adjustments late last year while with Pittsburgh, and Toronto built on those changes after signing him in the offseason.

Tomlin served up 36 homers in the regular season, which certainly is a concern with Toronto featuring so many power hitters in its lineup. The 31-year-old said being moved up two days to start Game 2 won’t affect his routine as he already was expecting to pitch twice in the series.

Encarnacion recorded his third two-hit performance of the postseason in Game 1 and is 7-for-16 with two homers.

Cleveland RF Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-3 in the opener and is 6-for-13 in the postseason.

Toronto LHP Francisco Liriano (concussion) returns to duty on Saturday while the status of 2B Devon Travis (knee) is uncertain after he aggravated the injury and departed in the fifth inning of Game 1.


StreakSmarts Pick: Toronto Blue Jays

Confidence: 5/10

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