Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles
The Los Angeles Angels and the Baltimore Orioles meet on Sunday for game three of their series in Anaheim. The Angels are -175 favorites over the Orioles with an over/under run total set at 8.
The Los Angeles Angels have won back to back against the Orioles and go for the sweep on Sunday. Erick Aybar had two hits, a RBI, and scored a run, Kendry Morales had two hits and a RBI, and Chris Ianetta had two hits as the Angels had 10 hits and scored six runs in the win. On the mound Jered Weaver allowed five hits and three runs while striking out five going a full nine innings and getting his third win of the year. For Sunday’s game Los Angeles sends Dan Haren out for the start as he looks for his first win of the year. For the season Haren has allowed 25 hits and nine runs while striking out 14 over 17 innings of work for a 4.76 ERA.
The Baltimore Orioles lost on Saturday and at the same time fell from first place in the A.L. East. On Saturday Matt Weiters hit a two run home run and had three RBI’s, Adam Jones had two hits and scored twice, and Nick Markakis had a hit as the Orioles had five hits and scored three runs for the night. On the mound Jake Arrieta couldn’t recover from a miserable non called third strike that led to a big Angels rally as he allowed six hits and five runs while striking out five over 4.1 innings of work taking the loss. For Sunday’s game Baltimore starts Wei-Yin Chen who has pitched well in his first two Major league appearances. For the season Chen has allowed 13 hits and four earned runs while striking out 10 over 11 innings of work for a 3.27 ERA.
Los Angeles is 6-13 in their last 19 games overall, 4-9 in their last 13 home games, and 0-4 in Haren’s last four starts. Baltimore is 2-8 in their last eight games against the A.L. West, 17-38 against a right handed starter, and 55 -114 in their last 169 Sunday games. Baltimore is 2-7 in their last nine games in L.A.
I am still not sold on the Angels and I see value here on Baltimore who looks about ready to head home.
Baltimore Orioles +155 Los Angeles Angels