Angels vs. Indians - 6/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (34-26) at Los Angeles Angels (26-35)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
T Bauer (4-2) (3.88) vs. M Shoemaker (3-7) (5.40)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -102 / Cleveland Indians -108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels play game two of their series Saturday night on FS1.
The Cleveland Indians look for another win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Indians have scored 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Indians offense is clearly on fire right now, and they’ve won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 70 hits, Jason Kipnis has 31 RBI and Mike Napoli has 14 home runs. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.88 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels need a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Angels have allowed 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.50 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 72 hits, Mike Trout has 44 RBI and Albert Pujols has 12 home runs. Matt Shoemaker takes the hill, and he’s 3-7 with a 5.40 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 5-1 in Bauers last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Angels are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 2-7 in Shoemakers last 9 starts. The Indians are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
These two teams are clearly heading in different directions, but the Angels have to snap this losing skid eventually, and they usually play well at home. I expect the Angels bats to wake up and for them to finally get in the win column after a rough week.