Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (42-38) at Texas Rangers (41-40)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 9:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
H Santiago (4-4) (2.58) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (5-3) (3.91)
The Line: Texas Rangers +110 / Los Angeles Angels -120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWest, FS-Southwest
The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Saturday in Arlington in game two of their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Texas Rangers were out of it early on Friday as they were blown out at home by the Angels. Ryan Rua hit a home run, Prince Fielder had two hits, and Josh Hamilton had a hit as the Rangers scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed five hits and six runs while lasting just 1.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-4 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Rangers start Wandy Rodriguez who has allowed 77 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 61 over 73.2 innings for a 5-3 record and a 3.91 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels had the Rangers pit away by the second inning on Friday winning game one of their series. Erick Aybar had five hits, David Freese had three hits, and Kole Calhoun had two hits as the Angels scored eight runs on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards allowed six hits and a run while striking out six over 7.2 innings to get the win and raise his record to 9-5 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Angels start Hector Santiago who has allowed 74 hits and 27 earned runs while striking out 88 over 94.1 innings for a 4-4 record and a 2.58 ERA.
Texas is 9-4 in game two of a series, 1-4 against a left-handed starter, and 7-1 in Rodriguez’s last eight starts. Los Angeles is 6-1 in their last seven games, 13-5 as a road favorite, and 6-2 in Santiago’s last eight starts against the AL West. Los Angeles is 13-2 in their last 15 games at Texas.
This looks like a fairly tight game and I will give it to the home team but I am not extremely confident in them.