Thursday's comp play comes in the American League, and it goes on the Angels as they return home after a road trip that saw them go just 2-5 versus division rivals Oakland and Seattle.
Not that the Halos or tonight's starter, the 0-4 Joe Blanton are setting the world on fire this spring, but they do catch the Baltimore Orioles a little road-weary. The O's did come up on the short-side last night at Safeco to put them at 4-3 on their current road swing, but after a late night in the Emerald City, I have to believe that even though the Orioles are playing the better brand of baseball, they will be just a little tired when they hit the field in Orange County tonight.
Chris Tillman rates the edge over Blanton and is coming into this start off a win in Oakland, but the Orioles are just 2-8 the last 10 series meetings versus the Halos, and the Angels are back at home where they have won 6 of their past 8 games.
In a near pick situation, will side with the Angels at home over the Orioles.
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