Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers - 7/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (47-49) at Los Angeles Angels (54-43)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:35 pm (Angel Stadium)
N Martinez (5-5) (3.92) vs. A Heaney (4-0) (1.57)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -191 / Texas Rangers +181 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, FS-Southwest
The Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers face off on Sunday as they close out their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Los Angeles Angels appeared to be on their way to a win on Saturday but let it get away late losing to the Rangers. Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, and Kole Calhoun each had two hits as the Angels scored six runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago allowed five hits and four runs, three earned, while striking out four over 5.0 innings to not factor in the decision as Joe Smith took the loss. For Sunday’s game the Angels start Andrew Heaney who has allowed 24 hits and six runs while striking out 27 over 34.1 innings for a 4-0 record and a 1.57 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers are looking for a late season rally as they beat the Angels for the second night in a row on Saturday. Rougned Odor hit a home run, Robinson Chirinios had two hits, and Prince Fielder had a hit as the Rangers scored nine runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo allowed eight hits and five runs while striking out three over 4.0 innings to not factor in the decision as Spencer Patton got the win and Shawn Tolleson earned his 17th save. For Sunday’s game the Rangers start Nicholas Martinez who has allowed 106 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 59 over 101 innings for a 5-5 record and 3.92 ERA.
Los Angeles is 19-8 in their last 27 games, 7-4 against the AL West, and 5-0 in Heaney’s last five starts as a favorite. Texas is 1-7 in game three of a series, 1-7 in game three of a series, and 0-4 in Martinez’s last four road starts. Texas is 7-20 in their last 27 games against Los Angeles.
The Angels are a big favorite but I really like their chances of getting a win here.