Houston Astros (21-18) at Los Angeles Angels (16-25)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 4:10 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
Framber Valdez (3-2) (2.38) vs. Jaime Barria (0-0) (2.63)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +122 / Houston Astros -132 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Astros have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Astros have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Carlos Correa leads the Astros with 40 hits and 21 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Kyle Tucker have combined for 79 hits and 51 RBI. Framber Valdez gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 2.58 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Valdez is 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Angels have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 45 hits and 13 RBI while Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon have combined for 77 hits and 60 RBI. Jaime Barria gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.63 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Barria is 1-3 with a 4.23 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 11-2 in their last 13 during game 4 of a series, 20-6 in their last 26 Sunday games and 14-6 in their last 20 overall. The Angels are 15-43 in their last 58 games as an underdog and 23-50 in their last 73 overall. The over is 4-1 in Astros last 5 overall. The over is 17-6 in Angels last 23 home games. The Astros are 16-6 in the last 22 meetings in Los Angeles and 36-16 in the last 52 meetings.
Framber Valdez has allowed 10 earned runs and 34 hits in his last 41 innings while Jaime Barria has allowed four runs and 10 hits in 13.2 innings this season. I'm not thrilled about this pitching matchup even if Valdez has been solid for most of the season. Both of these offenses are putting up crooked numbers left and right, and they get back to the field rather quickly after playing a doubleheader last night. The over has also cashed in five straight games between the Astros and Angels. I expect the bats to stay hot and we see some fireworks again. Give me the over 9.5 runs.