Detroit Tigers (28-21) at Los Angeles Angels (24-24)
|Date & Time||Friday May 29, 2015, 10:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -115 / Detroit Tigers +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Los Angles Angels and the Detroit Tigers face off on Friday in Anaheim for game two of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Angels starting rolling on Thursday and they never let up as they pounded the Tigers in game one of their series. Albert Pujols, Chris Ianetta, and Matt Joyce each hit home runs as the Angels scored 12 runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher C.J. Wilson allowed two hits and a run while striking out seven over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 3-3 for the season. For Friday’s game the Angels start Hector Santiago who has allowed 45 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 50 over 54.2 innings for a 3-3 record and a 2.47 ERA.
The Detroit Tigers are in a dogfight in the AL Central and they lost ground on the leaders on Thursday losing to the Angels. James McCann had two hits and J.D. Martinez and Rajai Davis each had hits as the Tigers scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Buck Farmer allowed nine hits and seven runs while striking out one over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 0-1 for the season. For Friday’s game the Tigers start Anibal Sanchez who has allowed 63 hits and 41 earned runs while striking out 59 over 60.1 innings for a 3-5 record and a 6.12 ERA.
Los Angeles is 8-3 in game two of a series, 6-2 in their last eight home games, and 2-5 in Santiago’s last seven home starts. Detroit is 12-5 against a right-handed starter, 5-1 in Friday games, and 13-5 in Sanchez’s last 18 road starts. Detroit is 3-15 in their last 18 meetings with Los Angeles.
Sanchez seems to be having even more bad innings than usual and that means bad news for the Tigers as the Angels beat them again.