Cleveland Guardians vs Toronto Blue Jays 8/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews
The Cleveland Guardians (60-53) will be hitting long balls against the Toronto Blue Jays (61-51) in the series installment finale of AL Inter-Division competition at Rogers Center in Toronto on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 1:37 PM ET.
Cleveland took the lead at 60-53 in the American League Central Division with a .531 team percentage after acquiring 489 runs while giving away 469 for a +20 run difference this year.
The Guardians look for a win in this match-up after losing the 2nd installment of a series to the Blue Jays at 1-2 on Saturday while winning the opener at 8-0 on Friday.
LF Steven Kwan owned the lone run scored for Cleveland and added a walk in the loss while SP Triston McKenzie lasted for 6.2 innings pitched with 5 hits, 2 earned runs, and 2 BBs allowed but struck out 3 Toronto batters in the losing effort.
Third Baseman Jose Ramirez powered the offense for the Guardians with 22 dingers and 92 runs batted in while averaging .282 at the plate this year.
2B Andres Gimenez helped to reinforce Cleveland’s offense with a team-high batting average of .307, an OBP of .375, and a slugging percentage of .482 throughout the season.
The Cleveland coaching staff will give the ball to right-hander Shane Bieber (7-6, 3.21 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 134 Ks) to start the finale of a series facing the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Bieber relinquished 115 hits, 11 home runs, and 29 walks in pitching for 131.2 innings in the majors this year.
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The Toronto Blue Jays are in 2nd place at 61-51 in the American League East Division with a team percentage of .545 and 9.5 contests behind first place after scoring a total of 531 runs while allowing 478 for a run difference of +53 over the course of the season.
The Blue Jays look for a back-to-back win over the Guardians on Sunday after splitting the first two installments of a series with a 2-1 victory on Saturday.
RF Teoscar Hernández and 3B Matt Chapman lead the scoring for Toronto with a one-run score on one hit and a walk while driving one RBI in the winning effort.
Starter Mitchell White finished 4.2 frames with 3 hits, one earned run, and 3 BBs while striking out 3 hitters of the Guardians in the victory.
Third Baseman Matt Chapman sparked the swinging of bats for the Blue Jays after hitting 23 long balls with 60 RBIs and a batting average of .242 while 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. added a team-high 68 RBIs with 23 dingers and a .287 batting average this season.
LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. reinforced the batting unit after averaging a team-leading .303 at the plate with an OBP of .355 and a slugging percentage of .413 for Toronto.
Righty Kevin Gausman (8-8, 2.91 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 137 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start for the Blue Jays in the closing game of a series versus the Guardians on Sunday afternoon.
The right-handed thrower finished a total of 117.2 innings after yielding 125 hits, 20 free bases, and 6 long balls in his MLB career for the season.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Toronto -140. The Blue Jays are the better team here and will dominate this match-up at home with a 35-22 record while the Guardians split their last 62 contests on the road this season.
Toronto will be sending a better starter on the mound in Kevin Gausman (8-8, 2.91 ERA) to control the ball on Sunday. The prediction, Toronto Blue Jays will win.
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Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays 8/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews
MLB Starting Time: 1:37 PM ET
Location: Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Blue Jays -140
MLB Totals: 7.5