Schule's MLB AFTERNOON EXECUTIONER - *EARLY START*
Kansas City vs. Toronto,
08/01/2015 13:07 EDT,
Score: 7 - 6
Money Line: -123 Toronto
This is a 10* play on the Toronto Blue Jays.
As far as Blue Jays fans are concerned, the rest of the league might as well just waive a white flag. The acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki, Ben Revere and David Price at the deadline certainly makes the Jays a serious contender, and they are gunning for a third straight win at home against the top team in the American League here on Saturday.
Mark Buehrle will toe the slab for Toronto, and he's been as dependable as it gets. Buehrle (11-5, 3.29 ERA) allowed three runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no decision at Seattle his last time out. He's been at his best at home, going 5-1 with a 2.98 ERA in eight starts.
The Royals hand the ball to Yordano Ventura, who is coming off a win in his last start. Ventura (5-7, 4.86 ERA) allowed one run on six hits over seven innings in a home win over Houston his last time out. He was rocked for six runs on 10 hits in just four innings in a loss to the Pirates prior to that. The hard throwing right-hander is 1-3 with a 4.61 ERA in seven starts on the road.
Troy Tulowitzki has made an immediate impact, with a home run and three RBIs in his first three games as a Blue Jay. The most dangerous lineup in baseball has gotten even better after the deadline.