Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

The Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland A’s face off on Monday in Anaheim for game one of their series featuring the top two teams in the American League West. The Angels are -120 favorites over the A’s. The Los Angeles Angels have fallen short of expectations for the past several years but this season they look to be up to the challenge and could be a contender. The Angels are 18-13 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last three games in a row. As a team the Angels are hitting .255 with Mike Trout hitting .293, Howie Kendrick hitting .286, and Erick Aybar hitting .282. As a team the Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.95 with the starters at 3.76 and the bullpen at 4.36. For game one against the Athletics the Angels start Garrett Richards who won his last Read More

Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros

The Los Angeles Angels and he Houston Astros face off on Tuesday at the Big A in game two of their AL West series. The Angles are -165 favorites over the Astros with an over/under run total set at 8. The Los Angeles Angels would be a Wildcard team if the season ended today but they didn’t improve their position on Monday as they fell to the Astros. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick each had two hits and Mike Trout had a hit as the Angels scored two runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards didn’t have his best stuff and didn’t get enough support to bail him out as he allowed 10 hits and five runs over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-1 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Angels start Tyler Skaggs who they are very high on. For the season Skaggs Read More

Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland A’s

The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will take the field on Monday to begin a three-game series. The Angels are -115 favorites over the A’s with an over/under total set at 8.5 The Athletics just took two of three from the Seattle Mariners and have six of their last seven games. The A’s pitching has really stepped up to the plate, allowing one or less runs in three of their last four games. One Oakland pitcher who has contributed to that success is Jesse Chavez, who has allowed two earned runs in 13 innings this season. Chavez has also struck out 13 batters and walked only two. Chavez is 1-2 with an ERA of 7.56 in eight career games against the Angels. This will be his first start. The Angels just took two of three from the New York Mets and have won four of their last six games. Read More

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners

The Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners face off on Monday in Anaheim in a American League West Opening Day matchup. The Angels are -140 favorites over the Mariners with an over/under run total set at 6.5. The Los Angles Angels were one of the most disappointing teams in baseball last season as a big payroll yielded subpar results and no post season. The Angels finished six games under .500 last seasom and they were 18 games behind the Oakland A’s in the AL West. A few year’s back the Angels paid up for Albert Pujols but it hasn’t quite yielded the expected results. Mike Trout is one of the emerging stars of the game and is expected to lead at this point, Josh Hamilton is capable of putting up monster numbers, and David Freese will be playing third this season. Jered Weaver gets the start for the opener Read More

Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Sunday in their final game of the 2013 MLB Baseball season. The Rangers are -160 favorites over the Angels with an over/under run total set at 8.5. The formula for the Texas Rangers is simple, win and their season continues, lose and they are going to need some help. The Rangers win on Saturday combined with the Rays’ loss puts them tied for the final Wildcard spot in the American League. On Saturday Craig Gentry had two hits and A.J. Pierzynski and Alex Rios had hits and drove in runs as the Rangers scored seven runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Derek Holland allowed eight hits and four runs over 4.2 innings as Joakim Soria got the win and Joe Nathan earned the save. For Sunday’s monster game the Rangers start Yu Darvish who is 13-9 with a 2.82 Read More

Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Monday in Oakland for game one of their series in the A.L. West. The Athletics are -140 favorites over the Angels with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Oakland A’s have pulled away in the American League West and with just two weeks left in the season the A’s look to be in solid shape. The A’s are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 47-27 at home this season, and they are a 6.5 game lead over the Rangers. As a team the A’s are hitting .252 with Josh Donaldson hitting .302, Jed Lowrie hitting .284, and Coco Crisp hitting .256. For game one against the Angels the A’s start Sonny Gray who is 3-3 with a 2.62 ERA for the season and 2-1 with a 1.83 ERA in his last three starts. The Los Angeles Angels Read More

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Friday in Boston as they play game one of their series at Fenway Park. The Red Sox are -125 favorites over the Angels with an over/under run total set at 9.5. The Boston Red Sox weren’t expected to do much this season but they are having a solid year as they lead the American League East. The Red Sox are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 19-13 at home this season, and they have a two game lead in the AL East. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .270 with Dustin Pedroia hitting .329, David Ortiz hitting .325, and Daniel Nava hitting .293. The Red Sox opponents are hitting .239 and the Boston pitching staff has an ERA of 3.73. For game one of this series the Red Sox start Felix Doubront who is coming off Read More

Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

The Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Monday in Oakland for game one of their American League West series. The Athletics are -115 favorites over the Angels with an over/under run total set at 8.5. The Oakland A’s are the defending AL West champions and while they don’t lead the division they are very much in the thick of things. The A’s are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 7-7 at home this season, and they are 2.5 games behind the Rangers in the standings. As a team the A;s are hitting .251 with Jed Lowrie hitting .344, Josh Donaldson hitting .319, Coco Crisp hitting .290, and Brandon Moss hitting .289. the A’s opponents are hitting .260 and the Oakland pitching staff has an ERA of 4.19. For Monday’s game Oakland starts Daniel Strally who makes his second start of the year. In his last start Read More

Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers

The Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers meet on Tuesday for game two of their series in Anaheim. The rangers are -116 favorites over the Angels with an over/under run total set at 8. The Los Angeles Angels looked to have game one against the Rangers in hand on Monday but they let it get away from them late and added another loss to their resume. Josh Hamilton had four hits, Howard Kendrick had two hits, and Chris Ianetta had a hit as the Angels scored six runs on nine hits in all. On the mound starting pitcher Joe Blanton allowed 12 hits and four runs over six innings to not factor in the decision but Scott Downs took a blown save and Ernesto Frieri allowed a run to take the loss and fall to 0-1 on the year. For Tuesday’s rematch the Angels start Jason Vargas who has Read More

Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels close out their series in Detroit on Sunday.  The Tigers are -135 favorites over the Angels with an over/under run total set at 10. The Detroit Tigers are battling for a post season spot and while Saturday was starting to look like a lost cause they battled back for the win. Prince Fielder and Delmon Young had three hits each and Andy Dirks added two hits as the Tigers scored five runs on 14 hits in all. On the mound Drew Smyly allowed just four hits and three runs while striking out six over six innings but didn’t factor in the decision as Octavio Dotel got the win and Jose Valverde earned his 26th save. Fir Sunday’s series finale Detroit starts max Scherzer who has won his last three starts. For the year Scherzer has allowed 151 hits and 70 earned runs Read More