[8:10 PM] Indians @ Blue Jays

Who will WIN this matchup?

Cleveland Indians

@ Toronto Blue Jays


Starting Pitchers:

Bauer (CLE): 0-0; 5.79ERA

Stroman (TOR) 0-0; 3.00ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Cleveland Indians: 6-4

Toronto Blue Jays: 6-4


Current odds:

Cleveland Indians: (+160)

Toronto Blue Jays: (-175)


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

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

The Toronto Blue Jays probably will need to put a ball in play against Andrew Miller at some point to have a chance in the American League Championship Series. The Blue Jays will attempt to grab the momentum and avoid falling into a deep hole when they host the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 on Monday.

Bauer was the first to benefit from the dominance of Miller, who came on in the fifth inning of the ALDS in relief and earned the win. Bauer was scheduled to start Game 2 against Toronto before cutting his finger while repairing his drone and was pushed back to allow the pinky on his pitching hand to heal. The UCLA product enjoyed one of his best starts against Toronto on Aug. 19, when he allowed two runs in eight innings and struck out a career-high 13.

Stroman, who held Baltimore to two runs and four hits over six innings in his ALDS start, has not earned a victory since Aug. 14. The Duke product allowed three or fewer runs in seven of his last nine starts but could not get enough help from his teammates to land in the win column. The first of those nine turns came at Cleveland on Aug. 21, when Stroman struck out nine and yielded one run in 7 1/3 innings but was held out of the decision.

The Blue Jays removed 2B Devon Travis (knee) from the roster before Game 2 and replaced him with 1B Justin Smoak.

Indians SS Francisco Lindor has driven in three of his team’s four runs in the series.

Toronto 3B Josh Donaldson set a franchise record with his sixth postseason double on Saturday and is 12-for-26 in the playoffs


StreakSmarts Pick: Toronto Blue Jays

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick