Los Angeles Angels (22-20) at Boston Red Sox (19-23)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 24, 2015, 1:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -134 / Los Angeles Angels +124 --- Over/Under: 9
The Los Angeles Angels look to end their series at Fenway Park with a win against the Boston Red Sox.
The Los Angeles Angels seem to have shrugged off their slow start and now have their sights set on chasing down Houston in the American League West. The drive to overtake the Astros took a step back in Saturday’s 8-3 loss at Fenway Park. Nether the arms or bats had a good night with CJ Wilson giving up four runs on seven hits and three BB including a pair of homers over six frames with the pen coughing up four runs. The bats didn’t do much on six hits and three walks with Kole Calhoun driving in two runs with Erick Aybar scoring twice. Lefty Hector Santiago gets the call to the mound on Sunday at Fenway Park. Santiago has been at the top of his game in his last three outings where he has allowed two runs on 12 hits over 19.1 frames.
The first order of business for the Boston Red Sox is to reach .500 and then turn their attention to climbing up the division. The Red Sox snapped a three game skid with Saturday’s win that featured great pitching and plenty of scoring. Starter Steven Wright was charged with two runs on four hits through 6.1 innings to pick up the victory. The Red Sox pounded out 12 hits and walked four times with Mike Napoli going deep with three RBI’s and two runs while Xander Bogaertd and Mookie Betts knocked in two runs apiece. Left hander Wade Miley gets the call to the hill to face off with the visiting Angels. Miley gave up only two runs on 12 hits and five bases on balls covering 13.2 innings of work.
The Angels are 1-9 in their last 10 Sunday games and the under is 11-4 in their last 15 overall while Los Angeles are 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The under is 8-1 in Boston’s last 9 on grass and is 16-4-1 in their last 21 overall while the Red Sox are 2-8 in their last 10 home games. The Angels are 17-5 in the last 22 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Boston. Both hurlers have thrown well recently but I’ll side with a capable team at better odds…