Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers - 9/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (70-62) at Los Angeles Angels (67-66)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
M Perez (2-3) (5.15) vs. G Richards (12-10) (3.80)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -140 / Texas Rangers +130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Southwest, FS-West
The Texas Rangers face the Los Angeles Angels in an American League West battle Friday.
The Texas Rangers are second in the American League West but are playing well and have first in their sights. The Rangers have won six of seven following a 4-3 decision at San Diego on Wednesday. Cole Hamels gave up all three runs on eight hits and whiffed eight through seven frames in a no decision effort. Texas totaled nine hits and walked six times with Chis Gimenez going solo while Adrian Beltre doubled in Elvis Andrus and Prince Fielder. Martin Perez draws the game one start against Los Angeles on Friday night. Perez is coming off of a 4-3 victory versus visiting Baltimore where he gave up all three runs on seven hits over 6.1 frames.
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The Los Angeles Angels are in need of a prolonged hot streak if they expect to pass Texas for second in the American League West. The Angels have won consecutive contests after knocking off Oakland 9-4 on the road Wednesday. Starter Andrew Heaney improved to 6-2 with three runs allowed on seven hits over seven innings which was easily enough for the offense that launched a 13 hit attack. Albert Pujols went 2-5 with a homer, three RBI’s and two runs while CJ Cron and David Freese knocked in two runs apiece. Garrett Richards toes the rubber against the Rangers for the third time this season. Richards threw the ball well in an 8-3 loss (ND) to Cleveland with three runs scored on seven hits in seven innings.
The under is 6-1-1 in Texas last 8 Friday games and is 11-4-2 in their last 17 overall while going 11-4-2 in their last 17 on grass. Los Angeles are 4-9 in their last 13 games following a win and are 4-9 in their last 13 overall while going 4-9 in their last 13 games on grass. The Rangers are 7-21 in the last 21 meetings. The Angels just don’t seem to have it this season so I don’t feel real good about this pick…