Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Sunday May 26, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +145 / Los Angeles Angels -164 -- Over/Under: 9
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Texas Rangers look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Texas Rangers have won their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 53 hits and 26 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 94 hits and 55 RBI. Ariel Jurado gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 2.08 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Jurado is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost five of their last six 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 95 hits and 36 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he was 9-10 with a 4.15 ERA and 180 strikeouts last season. Heaney is 1-3 with a 6.57 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games and 16-35 in their last 51 road games. The Angels are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 7-2 in Heaney's last 9 home starts. The Rangers are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-3-3 in Angels last 13 overall. The under is 6-1 in Rangers last 7 overall.
The Texas Rangers are coming off a rough loss last night where they battled back to take the lead late in the ninth only to lose on a ball that probably should have been caught. Quick turnaround and it looks like the Rangers will be taking the bullpen approach. Heaney will make his season debut after missing all this time due to elbow inflammation. I'm usually hesitant to back guys who have been gone for so long, but Heaney was solid at home last year, which included a 3.22 ERA and .234 allowed batting average. Maybe the walkoff win last night as has a carryover effect, as it was a needed shot in the arm. Give me the home team.