Texas Rangers (24-36) at Los Angeles Angels (31-27)
|Date & Time||Sunday June 3, 2018, 4:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -185 / Texas Rangers +174 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Texas Rangers could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Rangers have scored two runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Texas Rangers have lost 11 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nomar Mazara leads the Rangers with 62 hits and 37 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 103 hits and 58 RBI. Doug Fister gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 4.09 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Fister is 3-5 with a 3.03 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have allowed seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 12 of their last 15 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 70 hits and 33 RBI while Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have combined for 117 hits and 66 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.60 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 3-2 with a 6.00 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 7-20 in their last 27 Sunday games, 1-4 in Fisters last 5 road starts and 1-4 in Fisters last 5 starts. The Angels are 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games, 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Skaggs' last 6 starts. The Rangers are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
Fister simply hasn't been good this season, as he's allowing a .284 batting average, has an ERA over four on the season and has given up 10 runs in his last 10.1 innings. Skaggs has been a little shaky in his last two starts, but he's been a decent pitcher overall this season, allowing 24 runs in 60 innings and averaging over a strikeout per inning. The Texas Rangers offense has also gone quiet again. Give me the Angels for another home victory.