In the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (62-79) and the Texas Rangers (85-58) at Angel Stadium, Jered Weaver (10-11, 5.37 ERA) and Colby Lewis (6-1, 3.21 ERA) get the ball. The Rangers won the last game 8-5, and Texas leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 3:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 11 and will air on FSSW.
In his last start, Weaver pitched 4.0 innings, giving up five runs, striking out four and walking three in a 10-7 victory over the Athletics. Mike Trout (.324, 110 Rs, 27 HRs, 89 RBIs, 25 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one RBI, and one stolen base. The Rangers were unsuccessful the last time Lewis pitched. He struggled, going 5.0 innings, allowing six runs, striking out three and walking one in an 8-2 loss to the Reds. Carlos Beltran (.299, 68 Rs, 27 HRs, 86 RBIs) has been doing well, going 2 for 5 yesterday.
The Rangers sit at 40-23 against their divisional rivals, while the Angels are 25-34.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Rangers have a 39-35 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
It looks like the Rangers have a slight leg up on the Angels, as the Rangers have won their last two games while the Angels have lost their last four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 50-12. The Rangers have a 59-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 16th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 633 this season. Texas ranks in the top five with 695.
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 seventh with an OPS of .766.
When the Rangers allow at least one home run, they are 51-48. When the Angels allow one or more homers, they have a 35-64 record.