Texas Rangers (22-27) vs. Los Angeles Angels (20-27)
May 26, 2021 4:07 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -110 / Texas Rangers -110 ; Over/Under: 9
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The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels meet in an AL West division matchup in MLB action from Angel Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Texas Rangers will look to rebound from an 11-5 loss to the Angels on Tuesday. Avisail Garcia had a home run and two RBIs while Isiah Kiner-Falefa added an RBI as well. Nate Lowe went 2 for 3 with a double at the dish while Charlie Culberson added a base hit as well to finish off the offense for the Rangers in the losing effort as Texas cranked out just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Hyeon-Jong Yang took the loss, falling to 0-2 on the year after allowing seven runs on five hits while striking out a pair over 3.1 innings of work. Dane Dunning will start here and is 2-3 with a 3.74 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Dunning’s second career start against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels will look to build on their victory over Texas on Tuesday. Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh each had a home run and three RBIs, with Ohtani belting a three-run shot while Walsh went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer. Justin Upton went 2 for 5 with a solo home run and two RBIs while Jose Iglesias, Taylor Ward and Kurt Suzuki each had an RBI to round out the scoring for the Halos in the winning effort with Iglesias adding a double while Suzuki went 2 for 4 at the dish. Juan Lagares added a 2 for 4 day at the dish while David Fletcher added a base hit as well to cap off the Angels’ offense as a team in the win. Andrew Heaney got the win to improve to 2-3 after allowing three earned runs on four hits while striking out five over 5.2 innings of work. Griffin Canning will start here and is 3-3 with a 5.56 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. In his career, Canning is 1-2 with a 6.28 ERA and 17 strikeouts against Texas.
Texas is 16-42 in their last 58 road games and 19-40 in their last 59 games against a team with a right-handed starter while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 game two matchups. Los Angeles is 7-19 in their last 26 Wednesday games and 3-13 in their last 16 game two matchups while the over is 39-16-2 in their last 57 home games. Texas is 6-15 in the last 21 meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles.
I get that you could make a strong case for the Angels after how they took it to the Rangers offensively on Tuesday. However, Canning hasn’t been overly reliable for the Angels, especially against the Rangers while Dane Dunning is one of the bright young arms in that rotation and is really performing like one of the prize pieces from that Adam Eaton deal a couple of years ago. I think the Rangers exact some revenge with a win on Wednesday.