After yesterday's rainout, the Blue Jays and White Sox will play a doubleheader today. Take Toronto in the afternoon matinee with A.J. Burnett facing Chicago's Javier Vazquez.
The Chicago White Sox begin a crucial series today looking to add to, or at least maintain, their 2½-game lead over the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central. The first order of business will be a doubleheader against a red-hot Toronto club.
The Blue Jays have won eight straight and have had very little trouble against the White Sox this season. They swept a four-game home series from them back in May and will be looking for their first five-game winning streak over Chicago in over 19 years. The Blue Jays also outscored the White Sox 12-5 in their series in May, posting two shutouts.
Both teams will use Monday's scheduled starters in the first game of the doubleheader. Toronto will turn to 16-game winner A.J Burnett who also leads the league in strikeouts with 201. Burnett is 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA in his last three outings. Chicago counters with Javier Vazquez who has 11 wins on the season. Vazquez has pitched well at home lately, but hasn’t received much help from his offense. In his last five starts at U.S. Cellular Field, Vasquez is 1-4 with a 3.55 ERA, as eight total runs of support in those four losses have backed him. The offense doesn’t figure to be much better against a hard thrower like Burnett.
Take the Jays and take a look at a possible Under play in this one.
Free Pick: Blue Jays +106