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Toronto vs. Boston, 09/05/2014 19:10 EDT, Score: 8 - 9

Money Line: -118 Toronto

Sportsbook: SBGGLOBAL

Result: Loss

7-unit Play Take #919 Toronto Blue Jays over Boston Red Sox (7:10pm EST) The Boston Red Sox might as well be eating their fried chicken and drinking their beer, because their season has been over for a long time. Winning the World Series last year really took an edge off of this team and I haven't seen the fire on the field that they demonstrated throughout 2013. It seems like the team is just counting the days until the offseason at this point, as they are 5-13 in their last 18 overall. They also just suffered a horrible ninth inning loss to their rival Yankees on Thursday, so this team has to be at their low point now. To make matters worse, right-hander Allen Webster gets the ball for them today. Webster has been amongst the worst starting pitchers in baseball since he's been up with the big league team. He sports a hefty 6.69 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in seven starts, but the biggest issue is his hideous 21-23 K/BB ratio. The Sox are sticking with Webster because they want to get him some experience and see if he's a viable option for next season. If they were anywhere close to contending, Webster is in the minor leagues working through these issues. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five straight games to pull themselves back into the AL playoff race. They are still 4.5 games out of the second wild card spot, but the team has its swagger back and is playing confident baseball. Drew Hutchison gets the nod today and he's looked great in his last two starts. He shut down the Yankees and Rays in those outings, giving up a combined one run in 13 innings of work including a 16-4 K/BB ratio. It's been an up-and-down season for the 24-year old right-hander, but right now he's locked in. Hutchison should get plenty of support from his offense, so even a mediocre outing should be enough to get the job done today. Take the Blue Jays as our Game.


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