Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Saturday May 25, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +105 / Los Angeles Angels -125 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Rangers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Texas Rangers have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 51 hits and 26 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 94 hits and 55 RBI. Mike Minor gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Minor is 3-0 with a 2.39 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost 12 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 56 hits and 21 RBI while David Fletcher and Brian Goodwin have combined for 94 hits and 36 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 5.01 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 5-2 with a 4.80 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 16-35 in their last 51 road games, 5-2 in Minor's last 7 starts with 4 days of rest and 5-2 in Minor's last 7 Saturday starts. The Angels are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series, 1-8 in their last 9 vs. American League West and 2-5 in Skaggs' last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Angels are 5-2 in Skaggs' last 7 starts vs. Rangers and the Rangers are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 7-1-2 in Skaggs' last 10 starts overall. The under is 5-2 in Minor's last 7 starts overall.
The Texas Rangers have been automatic fade material on the road dating back to last season, but they're playing impressive baseball this last two weeks and have the pitching advantage in this contest. Minor has allowed three or less earned runs in each of his last five starts and threw a complete game shutout against these Angels on April 16. Skaggs has allowed 14 earned runs in his last 15.1 innings and is allowing a .267 batting average on the season. The Rangers are bound to cool off eventually, but I'm not sure how anybody turns down the plus money in this contest.