Will Rogers Free Pick
Minnesota vs. Toronto,
08/06/2015 19:07 EDT,
Score: 3 - 9
Money Line: -170 Toronto
1* free play on the Toronto Blue Jays...
The Toronto Blue Jays are inching closer to the top of the NL East, gaining ground on the Yankees last night. They are now just 4.5 games back, and they host the Twins tonight with a chance to complete the sweep. The Twins have dropped seven of their last eight on the road.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Pitching - Mark Buehrle will be on the mound for Toronto, and he's held the opposition to three earned runs or fewer in each of his last 10 starts. He was a little unfortunate in his last two outings, losing close games at home to Kansas City and on the road in Seattle. The way the Jays are swinging the bats, he should get better support here tonight. The Twins counter with Kyle Gibson, who is 3-4 with a 3.67 ERA in nine starts on the road.
2. Batter vs Pitcher - The Blue Jays haven't seen a lot of Gibson, but they've hit a combined .295 with a pair of home runs in 44 at bats.
3. X-Factor - Toronto is 7-3 in Buehrle's last 10 home starts.
Selection: This is a play on the Toronto Blue Jays (Free)