The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action from Angel Stadium. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. In the Monday opener, the Rangers powered out a four-run win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
The Rangers took on the Mariners over the weekend and continued their win streak with a three-game sweep. In Sunday’s 9-8 win, Texas got homers from five different batters—two from Marcus Semien. In the Monday matchup versus LA, Texas scored three in the sixth inning during a 5-1 victory. Semien, Adolis Garcia, Mitch Garver and Nathaniel Lowe each had solo homers to continue the power surge.
Texas is going with Cody Bradford in the starter role Tuesday. Bradford is 4-2 with a 4.65 ERA and 46 strikeouts.
Texas Rangers Team Facts
The Rangers have lost each of their last nine Tuesday games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The Rangers have covered the run line in seven of their last eight night games following a win.
The Rangers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last six games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
The Rangers have led after 7 innings in each of their last seven games.
The Rangers have trailed after 5 innings in four of their last five games as road favorites.
Los Angeles Angels
Over on the Angels’ side, they were able to beat the Twins 1-0 on Saturday but lost their other two weekend matchups. In Sunday’s 9-3 defeat, LA’s Brandon Drury posted two RBI. In the Monday matchup, the Angels had eight team hits but couldn’t get much going on the scoreboard. Logan O’Hoppe had the lone RBI with a solo homer run.
Reid Detmers will take the mound for the start on Tuesday. Across his 27 starts this year Detmers is 3-10 with a 4.64 ERA and 161 strikeouts over 141.2 innings. Detmers has gone 1-2 with a 4.21 ERA over his last seven starts.
Los Angeles Angels Team Facts
The Angels have lost each of their last eight home games against teams that held a winning record.
The Angels have failed to cover the run line seven of their last eight home games against teams that held a winning record.
The Angels have led after 7 innings in each of their last seven Tuesday games against the Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The Angels have led after 5 innings in four of their last six games as underdogs against American League opponents.
The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last eight night games between the Rangers and Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The Los Angeles Angels rank 28th in the league for steals this season (71).
The Los Angeles Angels rank 28th in the league for strikeouts against this season (1486).
The Texas Rangers rank 2nd in the league for hits this season (1435).
The Texas Rangers rank 2nd in the league for doubles this season (322).
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll likely stay with the Angels in this one. Detmers has been pretty good over his last three starts despite not earning a decision in any of them. In that trio, Detmers has 17.2 total innings with four earned on 17 hits and three walks. He should be good for a quality start in this one, then it’ll be up to the relievers to finish the job. On Monday in the opener, Los Angeles couldn’t cash in on the offensive opportunities they had, and the Angels have now scored one run in two of the last three games. LA has a better offense than that however, and I like the bats to rally behind Detmers in game two.