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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers Pick & Prediction APR 7TH 2021

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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers Recap APR 7TH 2021

Asdrubal Cabrera has a history of hitting well off Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Clay Buchholz, and the Texas Rangers third baseman continued that trend on Sunday afternoon.

Cabrera drove in four runs in the first three innings off Buchholz to get the Rangers off to a good start in their 10-2 win in the series finale in Arlington, Texas.

Cabrera came into the game 9-for-18 in his career off Buchholz with two doubles and two home runs. He doubled in the first run of the game in a three-run second inning, and smashed a three-run homer in the third to make it 6-1.

Rougned Odor ended an 0-for-21 skid with a two-run homer in the second inning and finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs for Texas in the rubber game of the series. Shin-Soo Choo had three hits and scored two runs, and Elvis Andrus drove in two runs for the Rangers.

Buchholz (0-2) went four innings, allowing seven runs and eight hits with one strikeout and one walk. Buchholz fell to 0-5 in six career starts at Globe Life Park in Arlington with a 7.26 ERA.

Texas left-hander Drew Smyly made his first start since April 19 and went four innings, allowing one run and two hits, striking out five and walking two. Smyly, who underwent Tommy John surgery in the summer of 2017, was coming off the 10-day injured list because of fatigue in his throwing arm and was limited to 68 pitches.

Kyle Dowdy (2-1) threw two shutout innings of relief to earn the win.

Odor came in 2-for-32 with 16 strikeouts in seven games since returning from a 10-day stay on the injured list with a sprained right knee. He came up behind Cabrera in the second inning and lifted a 2-2 curveball over the fence in right to make it 3-0.

Eric Sogard hit an up-and-in 3-2 fastball over the fence in right with two outs in the third to cut the lead to 3-1, but the Rangers came back with seven straight runs, highlighted by the three-run homer from Cabrera.

--Field Level Media


Kyle Gibson struck out eight, Nick Solak hit a solo home run and the Texas Rangers defeated the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon at Arlington, Texas.

Gibson (1-0) allowed no runs, six hits and one walk in six innings as the Rangers won the rubber match of the three-game series after dropping the opener.

Ian Kennedy pitched around a single in the ninth and had three strikeouts to earn his second save of the season.

Blue Jays left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu (0-1) allowed two runs, seven hits and no walks in seven innings. He struck out seven.

Marcus Semien homered for the Blue Jays.

After striking out the side in the first inning, Ryu allowed a leadoff home run to Solak in the second. Solak swatted an 0-1 fastball into the left-field seats.

The Rangers scored another run in the second on an infield single by Jose Trevino, a groundout to third and an RBI, broken-bat single by Leody Taveras.

The Blue Jays loaded the bases with one out in the fifth inning on Joe Panik's single, Danny Jansen's double and Semien's walk, but Cavan Biggio grounded to shortstop to start a double play.

After pitching around a single in the sixth, Gibson was replaced in the seventh by Josh Sborz, who set the side down on seven pitches.

Trevino and Eli White singled to start the bottom of the seventh. Taveras bunted to first and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. threw to third base. Trevino was originally called safe, but the call was reversed on video review after a Blue Jays' challenge. Charlie Culberson struck out and Isiah Kiner-Falefa grounded out to third to end the inning.

Matt Bush allowed Semien's third homer of the season to lead off the eighth. Bush pitched around Bo Bichette's one-out infield single to complete the inning.

Tim Mayza replaced Ryu in the eighth. He allowed an infield hit to Joey Gallo and hit Solak with a pitch before being replaced with two out by Rafael Dolis, who retired Trevino on a fly to right.

--Field Level Media

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American League

American League CentralWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Kansas City Royals96 .6000.04.24.2 7-42-26-0-4
Cleveland Indians87 .5331.03.83.5 4-14-66-0-4
Chicago White Sox89 .4712.04.84.1 3-35-65-0-5
Minnesota Twins68 .4292.54.84.4 2-54-33-0-7
Detroit Tigers610 .3753.53.45.2 3-33-73-0-7
Boston Red Sox116 .6470.05.64.0 5-56-17-0-3
Tampa Bay Rays98 .5292.04.24.8 3-46-46-0-4
Baltimore Orioles79 .4383.54.04.3 1-66-33-0-7
Toronto Blue Jays79 .4383.54.13.6 3-34-64-0-6
New York Yankees510 .3335.03.74.3 3-62-42-0-8
Seattle Mariners116 .6470.04.44.5 6-45-28-0-2
Oakland Athletics97 .5631.54.35.0 5-64-19-0-1
Los Angeles Angels86 .5711.55.45.3 5-33-35-0-5
Texas Rangers89 .4713.03.84.4 3-65-35-0-5
Houston Astros78 .4673.04.84.4 1-56-33-0-7

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National League CentralWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Milwaukee Brewers97 .5630.04.33.3 4-55-26-0-4
Cincinnati Reds87 .5330.56.14.5 6-32-44-0-6
St. Louis Cardinals88 .5001.05.25.2 2-46-44-0-6
Pittsburgh Pirates79 .4382.04.15.1 4-33-66-0-4
Chicago Cubs69 .4002.53.44.9 4-52-43-0-7
Philadelphia Phillies88 .5000.03.63.8 7-31-53-0-7
New York Mets74 .636- 4-13-36-0-3
Miami Marlins78 .4670.54.44.2 3-64-26-0-3
Atlanta Braves79 .4381.05.15.2 3-44-55-0-5
Washington Nationals59 .3572.03.65.2 3-52-44-0-6
Los Angeles Dodgers134 .7650.05.53.3 6-07-48-0-2
San Francisco Giants106 .6252.53.22.9 5-15-57-0-3
San Diego Padres108 .5563.53.93.3 5-65-25-0-5
Arizona Diamondbacks610 .3756.54.65.2 2-34-74-0-6
Colorado Rockies412 .2508.54.14.8 4-60-62-0-8

Last Injuries

Texas Rangers

  • Ronald Guzman

    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Guzman has been shuttled to the 10-day injured list with a meniscus cartilage tear in his right knee, and he will miss an extended period.

  • Matt Bush

    Mid July | 60-day IL

    Bush has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a flexor tendon strain in his right arm, and he is expected to miss at least 12 weeks.

  • Jonathan Hernandez

    out for season | 60-day IL

    Hernandez has been posted to the 60-day injured reserve list after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and he will miss the remainder of the 2021 season.

  • Willie Calhoun

    Late April | 10-day IL

    Calhoun had been added to the 10-day injured list with a groin injury, and he will not be available until the end of April.

  • Joely Rodriguez

    Late April | 10-day IL

    Rodriguez has been moved to the 10-day injured list with an ankle injury, and he is projected to be out of the lineup until the end of April.

  • Demarcus Evans

    Late April | 10-day IL

    Evans has ended up on the 10-day injured list with a back injury, and he will not be back on the field until the latter part of April.

  • Sam Huff

    Late April | 10-day IL

    Huff will be out of the lineup until the end of April and is on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.

  • Brock Burke

    Late April | 10-day IL

    Burke has been ticketed for the 10-day injured list with a shoulder injury, and he is unlikely to be available until the latter part of April.

Toronto Blue Jays

  • T.J. Zeuch

    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Zeuch has been assigned to the 10-day injured list with right shoulder tendinitis, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Jordan Romano

    Ques Sun | 10-day IL

    Romano is on the 10-day injured list due to right ulnar neuritis, and it is undetermined if he will be activated when first eligible on Sunday versus the Rays.

  • Tyler Chatwood

    Late April | 10-day IL

    Chatwood has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right triceps inflammation, and he is not expected to return until the end of April.

  • Cavan Biggio

    Ques Tues | questionable

    Biggio has missed the last three games with a hand injury, and it is unknown if he will dress for Tuesday's clash with the Red Sox.

  • Ross Stripling

    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Stripling has been shuttled to the 10-day injured list due to right forearm strain, and it is unknown when he will return to action.

  • Julian Merryweather

    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Merryweather has been shifted to the 10-day injured list due to a left oblique strain, and it has yet to be established when he will return.

  • George Springer

    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Springer has landed on the 10-day injured list with a right quad low-grade strain. He is without a definitive timetable for recovery.

  • Teoscar Hernandez

    Out indefinitely | COVID-19 IL

    Hernandez has been designated for the COVID-19 injured list after testing positive for the virus, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.