[7:40 PM] Rangers @ Blue Jays

Who will WIN this matchup?

Texas Rangers

@Toronto Blue Jays


Starting Pitchers:

Lewis (TEX): 6-5; 3.71 ERA

Sanchez (TOR) 15-2; 3.00ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Texas Rangers: 5-5

Toronto Blue Jays: 6-4


Current odds:

Texas Rangers: (+170)

Toronto Blue Jays: (-200)


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

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

The Toronto Blue Jays refrained from any bat-flipping in the first two games of the American League Division Series despite a plethora of home runs en route to a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. The Blue Jays try to finish the series when they return home to host the Texas Rangers in Game 3 on Sunday.

Lewis surrendered 19 home runs in 116 1/3 innings this season, with six coming in four starts after being activated from the disabled list Sept. 11. The 37-year-old went 0-4 with a 6.38 ERA in those four turns but has been solid in the playoffs in the past, posting a 4-1 record with a 2.38 ERA in nine games (eight starts). Lewis came out of the bullpen against Toronto in the 2015 ALDS and surrendered one run in three innings.

Sanchez led the AL in ERA during the regular season and helped the Blue Jays clinch a spot in the postseason by taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Boston on the final day of the regular season. The 24-year-old blew past his projected innings threshold but is showing no signs of slowing with a total of three runs allowed and 21 strikeouts in 19 innings over his last three starts. One of Sanchez’s worst outings of the season came at Texas on May 15, when he was lit up for six runs, seven hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings.

Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki is 5-for-9 with a home run and five RBIs in the series.

The Rangers are 2-for-19 with runners in scoring position in the series, including 2-for-18 in Game 2

Toronto LHP Francisco Liriano was taken to the hospital Friday for precautionary tests after being struck in the neck by a line drive, but flew home with the team.
StreakSmarts Pick: Toronto Blue Jays

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick