Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels - 6/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (29-30) at Tampa Bay Rays (32-28)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
G Richards (5-4) (4.14) vs. A Colome (3-2) (4.54)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +110 / Los Angeles Angels -120 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, Sun Sports
The Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Thursday as they close out their MLB series.
The Tampa Bay Rays stopped the bleeding as they beat the Angels on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. Evan Longoria hit a home run, Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits, and David Dejesus had a hit as the Rays scored four runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez allowed five hits and two runs while striking out three over 5.0 innings to get the win and go to 5-2 for the season and Jake McGee earned his first save. For Thursday’s game the Rays start Alex Colome who has allowed 49 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 29 over 41.2 innings for a 3-2 record and a 4.54 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels fell a game below .500 as they lost to the Rays on Wednesday. C.J. Cron and Kyle Kubitza each had two hits and Mike Trout had a hit as the Angels scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver allowed eight hits and four runs while striking out one over 7.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-6 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Angels start Garrett Richards who has allowed 51 hits and 27 earned runs while striking out 48 over 58.2 innings for a 5-4 record and a 4.14 ERA.
Tampa Bay is 6-2 in their last eight games, 9-4 in game three of a series, and 1-5 in Colome’s last six starts. Los Angeles is 1-4 in game three of a series, 1-6 in their last seven road games, and 14-6 in Richards’ last 20 starts. Los Angeles is 4-2 in their last six games at Tampa Bay.
Garrett Richards has been getting hit hard of late and I expect the Rays to continue that trend as they win here.