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Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians Free Pick - 8/21/13

Cleveland Indians (68-58) at Los Angeles Angels (55-70)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7:05 pm (Angel Stadium)

Justin Masterson (R) (13-9) (3.586) vs. Jerome Williams (R) (4-9) (5.548)

Los Angeles Angels +116 / Cleveland Indians -126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds


The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels wrap up their three-game series on Wednesday.

LA found the scoreboard right away on J.B. Shuck's home run. However, the Angels didn't dial in another run off of Danny Salazar (1-1, 5.22 ERA). Cleveland conversely scored on Carlos Santana's top-of-the-seventh HR.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians Free Pick - 8/21/13

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The Indians had four hits off C.J. Wilson (13-6, 3.30 ERA), but won 4-1 due to a 14th-frame outburst. Drew Stubbs homered in two runs while Joe Blanton's (2-14, 6.12) error allowed Michael Bourn to come home to cap the scoring.

Justin Masterson (13-9, 3.59 ERA) gets on the mound next for Cleveland. Masterson's last start was strong despite taking a loss 3-2 at the Oakland Athletics. Masterson allowed three runs during 7.2 innings. At the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins prior Masterson yielded a run during 16 frames to win 4-0 and 7-1.

Masterson was trashed in five consecutive road outings previously conceding 29 runs during 32 innings. At Chicago, the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays in April Masterson was victorious giving up three runs during 20 frames. The Indians edged Los Angeles 6-5 in Cleveland Aug. 11 despite Masterson getting slammed for five runs, four earned, during 4.1 innings. Versus Masterson the Angels are 26-of-80 with nine RBIs, five from Josh Hamilton.

LA replies with Jerome Williams (5-9, 4.90 ERA) who has dumped his last seven decisions. The Angels are 7-22 when Williams throws, 3-13 in Anaheim. Williams is 2-7 at home just beating the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners by surrendering zero runs during 11 frames.

In Williams' defeats in Los Angeles the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros twice, Oakland, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers registered 33 runs, 30 earned, during 33.2 innings. The Indians knocked in four runs during 5.2 frames off of Williams Aug. 11 in a 6-5 Angels loss. Cleveland is 4-of-24 with five RBIs, three of them Nick Swisher's and two Mike Aviles, against Williams. LA is awful, but finally on Wednesday confuse us by fighting past the Indians.

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