Los Angeles Angels (21-19) at Boston Red Sox (19-21)
|Date & Time||Friday May 22, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -112 / Los Angeles Angels +102 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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The Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Angels have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 44 hits and 22 RBI while David Freese and Albert Pujols have combined for 40 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have split their last eight road games. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.29 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Richards is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Red Sox have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Red Sox have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 43 hits and 15 RBI while Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 43 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost five of their last seven home games. Rick Porcello takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 4.26 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 4-4 with a 6.52 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 20-7 in Richards' last 27 starts. The Red Sox are 10-3 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series and 5-0 in Porcellos last 5 starts. The Angels are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 16-5 in the last 21 meetings overall.
It's only a matter of time before the Sox break out of their funk at home. I like the value we're getting with Porcello on the hill.