Los Angeles Angels (52-54) vs. Texas Rangers (39-67)
August 3, 2021 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Rangers / Los Angeles Angels ; Over/Under: -
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The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Globe Life Field. The Angels need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Rangers look to build on their three-game winning streak.
The Los Angeles Angels have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Angels have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 122 hits and 38 RBI while Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh have combined for 195 hits and 149 RBI. Jose Suarez gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 3.45 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s second career game against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Rangers have won four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 107 hits and 35 RBI while Adolis Garcia and Nathaniel Lowe have combined for 184 hits and 113 RBI. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 5.04 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 3-3 with a 6.75 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Rangers are 20-43 in their last 63 Tuesday games and 16-40 in their last 56 overall. The under is 9-4 in Angels last 13 overall. The over is 6-1 in Rangers last 7 Tuesday games. The Angels are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Texas.
I’m not running to the window to back the Los Angeles Angels, and I’m certainly not looking to back Jose Suarez. With that said, Jordan Lyles has had his fair share of struggles as well this season and the Rangers aren’t a good team, even with a nice start to the week. Bottom line is if the Angels are going to make a playoff push, they need to take advantage of games like this. I expect the Angels to find a way. Give me the Angels.