In the second of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (32-45) and the Houston Astros (40-37) at Angel Stadium, Tim Lincecum (1-1, 5.00 ERA) and Scott Feldman (4-3, 3.07 ERA) get the start. The Astros won the last game 4-2, and Houston leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 10:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 28 and will air on RTSW and FSW.
In his last start, Lincecum pitched 3.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out two and walking two in a 5-4 loss to the Athletics. Mike Trout (.319, 55 Rs, 17 HRs, 53 RBIs, 10 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. The Astros were victorious over the Royals 13-4 the last time Feldman pitched. He went 2.2 innings, allowing zero runs and walking one. Jose Altuve (.348, 54 Rs, 13 HRs, 45 RBIs, 18 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Astros, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one RBI.
The Astros are a -130 road favorite in this AL West battle with a total of 8.5.
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The Angels are 15-18 against their divisional rivals, while the Astros are 14-16 against their division.
The Angels managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Astros who are coming in with a 22-12 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-35. The Astros have an 8-31 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 24th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit 74 this season. Houston ranks ninth with 97 home runs.
Ranking 21st, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 219 this season. Houston ranks in the top five at second with 305.
The Angels are 24-25 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Astros are 35-25 when they hit at least one homer.