Los Angeles Angels (17-17) at Baltimore Orioles (15-17)
|Date & Time||Friday May 15, 2015, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles / Los Angeles Angels --- Over/Under:
The Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Angels have allowed four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Angels have won four straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Kole Calhoun leads Los Angeles with 37 hits and 18 RBI while Mike Trout and David Freese have combined for 38 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have lost four of their last six games on the road. Jered Weaver gets the ball, and he’s 1-4 with a 4.98 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 7-4 with a 3.46 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Orioles have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Orioles have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Jones leads Baltimore with 41 hits and 23 RBI while Chris Davis and Manny Machado have combined for 37 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have won four of their last five games on their home field. Wei-Yin Chen takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 2.52 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Chen is 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League East and 2-7 in Weavers last 9 starts. The Orioles are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League West and 22-8 in Chens last 30 home starts. The Angels are 5-2 in Weavers last 7 starts vs. Orioles.
Weaver hasn't had much luck in his recent starts, and the Orioles have played their best ball at home. I like Baltimore to get on the board first with a victory.