Toronto’s already explosive offense became even more dangerous on Friday night when it scored 14 unanswered runs after falling behind 8-0 to the Reds en route to a 14-9 win. The Blue Jays will send J.A. Happ to the mound for game two against Mike Leake of the Reds. Happ can only hope that last night was the start of something special for Toronto. We are going to place our bets on the visiting Blue Jays as they take home a win in game two.
Toronto struggling in June after hot May
Toronto won 21 games in the month of May to take a nice lead in the AL East. After being swept by the Yankees in New York, they dropped to 8-9 in the month of June. They pulled back to .500 for June with their explosive win over the Reds on Friday night in Cincinnati. They trailed 8-0 after the second inning, but Edwin Encarnacion made sure they were not out of the game with two, three-run home runs.
Cincinnati not adjusting well to managerial change
The Reds decided to go in a new direction with their skipper for the 2014 season, hiring pitching coach Bryan Price as the replacement for Dusty Baker, who was fired after the 2013 season. Many fans are blaming Price for the Reds 35-37 start, but he is not who the Cincinnati media is placing blame on these days. General Manager Walt Jocketty has been the target of ire from the media covering the team. If the Reds can rebound, all will be right in Cincinnati.
We find the betting odds for the Reds and the Blue Jays on Saturday at TopBet.eu, where the Blue Jays are underdogs on the road despite their impressive win on Friday. We will place 15 percent of our bankroll on the Blue Jays and the OVER 8.5 total runs scored at -115 as they grab a win in game two.
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