Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles - 8/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (56-53) at Los Angeles Angels (58-51)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm (Angel Stadium)
M Gonzalez vs. J Weaver
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Baltimore Orioles --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and the Baltimore Orioles close out their MLB series on Sunday in Anaheim.
The Los Angeles Angels fell out of the top Wildcard spot in the American League as they lost at home to the Orioles on Saturday. Albert Pujols had two hits, Mike Trout had a hit, and Kole Calhoun had a hit as the Angels didn’t score on their five hits. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out seven over 6.0 innings to take the loss and go to 11-9 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Angels start Jered Weaver who makes his first start since June 21st as he returns from the DL.
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The Baltimore Orioles continued to stay in postseason contention as they beat the Angels on Saturday. Manny Machado had four hits including a home run, Caleb Joseph had two hits including a home run, and Adam Jones and Chris Davis had hits as the Orioles scored five runs on 11 hits. Startig pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez allowed two hits and struck out six over 8.0 scoreless innings to get the win and go to 9-7 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Angels start Miguel Gonzalez who has allowed 113 hits and 55 earned runs while striking out 86 over 114.2 innings for a 9-8 record and a 4.32 ERA.
Los Angeles is 5-2 in their last seven games against the AL East, 14-7 in their last 21 home games, and 45-16 in Weaver’s last 61 home starts. Baltimore is 11-4 in their last 15 games, 2-4 in their last six games against a team wit a winning record, and 4-1 in Gonzalez’s last five road starts. Baltimore is 6-2 in their last eight games in Los Angeles.
I look for Weaver to come back strong and for the Angels to rally around him to get the win.