Texas Rangers (18-34) at Los Angeles Angels (23-30)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 4:10 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
Kyle Cody (0-1) (1.42) vs. Julio Teheran (0-3) (8.90)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -137 / Texas Rangers +127 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Texas Rangers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rangers have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Rangers have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 53 hits and seven RBI while Nick Solak and Joey Gallo have combined for 78 hits and 43 RBI. Kyle Cody gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 1.42 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Cody’s second career game against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Angels have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Angels have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 55 hits and 15 RBI while Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon have combined for 101 hits and 74 RBI. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 8.90 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 1-2 with a 4.08 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 15-36 in their last 51 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 8-24 in their last 32 overall. The Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 home games, 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 2-8 in their last 10 Sunday games. The under is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 overall. The over is 21-7-1 in Angels last 29 home games. The Rangers are 3-12 in the last 15 meetings in Los Angeles.
Kyle Cody has allowed two earned runs and eight hits in his last 8.1 innings while Julio Teheran has allowed 11 runs and 12 hits in his last 11.2 innings. Teheran has been absolutely awful this season and it's hard to back him in the favorite role. However, the Angels are playing the better baseball and have an offense that can backup Teheran and his struggles. We can't say the same for the Rangers who have scored three or less runs in five straight games.
Give me the Angels.