Rays and Blue Jays bring long under streak into series finale
Wed, Sep 15th 7:41am EDT
The over/under for today's series finale is nine runs, per BettingPros consensus odds. Last night's 2-0 win by the Rays snapped Toronto's four-game winning streak, but the Blue Jays are still 12-2 in their last 14. Toronto entered Tuesday having hit 36 home runs with a .331 team batting average through September’s first 13 games. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, that made the Blue Jays the first team in modern MLB history to hit at least 36 home runs and hit .330 or better as a team through any 13-game span. Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray (11-5, 2.69) is gaining serious steam to take home the American League Cy Young Award and would likely be atop many ballots if the season ended today. He is unbeaten in his last nine starts and has pitched to a 1.86 ERA in that span. He is opposed by Tampa Bay’s Michael Wacha (3-4, 5.37), who has a 6.55 ERA in his last seven starts and a 6.28 ERA in 53 innings pitched on the road this year. This season, Wacha has allowed a slugging percentage of .501, which is the 13th-highest among all qualified starting pitchers. The under has cashed in each of Ray’s previous five starts against teams with a winning record.