Daniel Wright (0-2, 7.62 ERA) and Cole Hamels (14-5, 3.25 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (62-78) and the Texas Rangers (84-58) at Angel Stadium. The Rangers won the last game 2-1, and Texas leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 9:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 10 and can be seen on FSSW and FSW.
Mike Trout (.322, 109 Rs, 27 HRs, 88 RBIs, 24 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Hamels went 1.2 innings, surrendering seven runs, striking out four and walking three in a 14-6 defeat to the Mariners in his last outing.
The Rangers sit at 39-23 against their divisional rivals, while the Angels are 25-33.
Los Angeles has won 44% (26-33) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Texas has won 59% (41-28) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Rangers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Angels have a 21-40 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 50-12. The Rangers have a 58-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 16th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 628 this season. Texas ranks sixth with 687 runs.
Ranking 16th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.739). Texas ranks in the top 10 at eighth with an OPS of .764.
The Rangers are 50-48 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Angels are 35-63 when they allow at least one homer.