Tampa Bay Rays (14-15) at Los Angeles Angels (13-13)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
Shane McClanahan (0-0) (4.50) vs. Alex Cobb (1-1) (7.16)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -115 / Tampa Bay Rays +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels meet in MLB action from Angel Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays will look to build on a 7-3 win over the Angels in their matchup on Monday. Joey Wendle leads the Rays with a .289 batting average and 16 RBIs while Mike Zunino and Austin Meadows each have a team-high 5 home runs with Wednle also leading the Rays with 8 doubles this season while Meadows has 6 two-baggers. Yandy Diaz has a team-best .400 OBP and Randy Arozarena has 27 hits to lead the Rays in that department with Wendle close behind with 26 hits this season. Shane McClanahan will start here and is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 5 strikeouts this season. This will be McClanahan’s first career start against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels will look to bounce back after a disappointing showing against Tampa Bay on Monday. Mike Trout leads the Angels with a .410 batting average, a .515 OBP and 34 hits with 8 doubles as well while Shohei Ohtani has a team-high 9 home runs, 22 RBIs, 7 doubles and a pair of triples. Jared Walsh has 21 RBIs and Trout has 7 homers and 16 RBIs as well in the year. Alex Cobb is slated to get the start for the Angels in this one and is 1-1 with a 7.16 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. In his career, Cobb is 0-4 with a 4.32 ERA and 17 strikeouts against Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a left-handed starter. Los Angeles is 2-5 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 1-6 in their last 7 games against a left-handed starter while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
It took a while for the offenses to wake up on Monday, but I don’t think runs will be an issue here. Alex Cobb’s allowed at least three runs in all of his starts this season and I think the Rays are good for more than a few here while Shane McClanahan’s bound to give up a few runs against a lineup featuring Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani at the dish so give me the over here.