The Toronto Blue Jays (33-38, minus-5.90 betting units) just swept one National League East team. They’ll try to do it again this week when they host the Atlanta Braves (42-29, plus-16.19 units); Game 2 of this brief two-game series at Rogers Centre is Wednesday at 12:37 PM Eastern, and will be shown on Facebook Watch.
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JA Happ (3.48 ERA) is in line to pitch for the Blue Jays, who are coming off a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals. Happ threw five scoreless innings of one-hit ball in his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays, but Toronto lost 1-0, leaving them at 9-5 and plus-2.32 units this year with Happ on the hill.
The Braves are 3.5 games ahead of Washington for first place in the NL East after taking three of four from the San Diego Padres. Alberta native Michael Soroka (2.57 ERA) is projected to start for Atlanta; the 20-year-old rookie northpaw has led the Braves to three wins in his first four MLB appearances, allowing just six earned runs in 21 innings of work. Soroka was Atlanta’s first-round pick (No. 28 overall) in the 2015 draft out of Bishop Carroll High School in Calgary.