In the second of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (8-11) and the Kansas City Royals (12-6) at Angel Stadium, Jered Weaver (2-0, 3.12 ERA) and Edinson Volquez (3-0, 1.46 ERA) get the start. The Angels won the last game 6-1, and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 26 and will air on FSKC and FSW.
In his last start, Weaver pitched 7.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out two and walking two in a 3-2 victory over the White Sox. Mike Trout (.299, 9 Rs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run. The Royals were also victorious the last time Volquez pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 7.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out five and walking one in a 4-0 victory over the Tigers. Eric Hosmer (.314, 8 Rs, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been doing well, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds are Kansas City -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - KC
After last game's shutout win against Kansas City, the Angels now have one shutout this season. The Royals have been shut out in one game this season.
The Angels didn't score any runs in their last game. The Royals have a 2-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 1-10. The Royals have a 2-4 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 13 this season. Kansas City ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 18.
Ranking 30th, Los Angeles is at the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.05 per game. Kansas City ranks in the top 10 with 8.83.
Ranking 30th, Los Angeles is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.609). Kansas City ranks in the bottom half at 17th with an OPS of .727.
The Royals are 7-4 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Angels are 6-9 when they allow at least one homer.