Nick Tropeano (1-0, 1.69 ERA) and Chris Young (1-3, 6.41 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (9-11) and the Kansas City Royals (12-7) at Angel Stadium. The Angels won the last game 9-4, and Los Angeles leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 27 and can be seen on FSKC and FSW.
Tropeano pitched 5.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out five and walking four in a 5-2 defeat to the Mariners. Mike Trout (.300, 11 Rs, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. Young went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out 10 and walking one in a 4-2 win over the Orioles in his most recent start. Eric Hosmer (.315, 9 Rs, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run.
The odds for Los Angeles and Kansas City are Angels -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Angels have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - KC
Los Angeles won its last game in a shutout, its first of the season. Kansas City has been shut out one time this season.
The Angels didn't score any runs in their last game. The Royals have a 2-1 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 1-10. The Royals have a 2-5 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 24th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit 16 this season. Kansas City ranks 18th with 18 home runs.
Ranking 30th, Los Angeles is at the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.10 per game. Kansas City ranks in the top half at 14th with 8.58.
Ranking 30th, Los Angeles is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.628). Kansas City ranks in the bottom half at 18th with an OPS of .711.
When the Royals allow at least one home run, they are 7-5. When the Angels allow one or more homers, they have a 6-9 record.