Sunday, September 20, 2020, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3:05 p.m. ET
Toronto Blue Jays Odds
The Blue Jays (26-26) look to put the brakes on a season-high six-game losing skid on Sunday when they play the finale of a four-game series in the City of Brotherly Love. There’s been nothing to love about Toronto’s winless skid, during which it has been outscored 61-23 and surrendered 22 homers to soften their grip on the final wild-card spot in the American League.While the Blue Jays limited the damage to Philadelphia in a 3-1 setback on Saturday, they mustered just two hits — including a solo homer by Travis Shaw — to fall to .500 for the first time since they were 14-14 on Aug. 25. Teoscar Hernandez had the other hit for Toronto, giving him seven in his last five games.Right-hander Taijuan Walker (3-3, 3.05 ERA) hopes to receive some better defense behind him when he takes the mound on Sunday. Walker, 28, allowed seven runs — six unearned — in just 1 2/3 innings in a 20-6 romp by the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
Philadelphia Phillies Odds
The Phillies (27-25) appear have righted the ship at the Blue Jays’ expense, winning the first three contests of this series after losing eight of their previous 11. Adam Haseley and Andrew Knapp each recorded an RBI single among their two hits in Saturday’s 3-1 win, helping Philadelphia continue its pursuit of a postseason berth despite significant injuries throughout their lineup.Bryce Harper is 5-for-10 with one homer and four RBIs in the series and 13-for-39 with four homers and seven RBIs in his last 11 games overall. Fellow former National League MVP Andrew McCutchen had a run-scoring single on Saturday and has a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored in the series.Adonis Medina reportedly is in line to get the start and become the seventh Phillies pitcher to make his major league debut this season. Medina, 23, is getting the ball in place of fellow right-hander Jake Arrieta, who saw his regular season come to an end after he sustained a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring.
Blue Jays at Phillies Betting Pick for September 20, 2020
The Phillies will look to become just the second NL team to record a 20th home victory when they play the final game of the regular season at Citizens Bank Park.The Blue Jays, who were technically the “home” team in the opener of Friday’s doubleheader, have lost five in a row and six of their last seven when deemed the visiting club. Those trends will continue on Sunday.Blue Jays at Phillies Betting Pick: Blue Jays, Phillies (no line posted)Phillies 4, Blue Jays 2
Blue Jays at Phillies Best Bet for September 20, 2020
Philadelphia’s makeshift lineup is providing just enough offense in the face of injury, including the absence of star catcher J.T. Realmuto (strained left hip flexor).Fellow catcher Andrew Knapp reached base three times and scored the go-ahead run on Saturday for the Phillies, who will take another step toward their first playoff berth since 2011.Blue Jays at Phillies Best Bet: No line posted