Jered Weaver (3-4, 4.06 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (25-24) go up against Shane Greene (4-3, 4.27 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (28-22) in the third of a four-game series at Angel Stadium. The Angels won the last game 2-0 and Los Angeles leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 10:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 30 and will air on FSN-DET, FSN-W and MLB Net.
Weaver has a 4.64 ERA and a 4-4 record in his career against the Tigers, and faces a strong Detroit offense that's hitting .272 on the year. Mike Trout (.295, 36 Rs, 11 HRs, 25 RBIs, 8 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Tigers were unsuccessful to the Athletics 4-0 the last time Greene pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing four runs and striking out four. Miguel Cabrera (.331, 27 Rs, 11 HRs, 33 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 2 yesterday.
Los Angeles is a -144 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at eight runs. When playing as the favorite, the Angels have a 15-14 record and overall money line at -315. They typically aren't overmatched by pitchers, ranking fifth in the AL with an average of only 7.1 strikeouts per game. As for the pitching staff, the Angels are fifth in the league in WHIP at 1.20. The have been extremely effective at striking opposing batters out at Angel Stadium, averaging 8.7 strikeouts per home game.
Moving on to the away team, the Tigers come into this game with a win percentage of .556 when playing as the underdog (10-8) and an overall money line of +432. Detroit is a terror on the base paths, ranking second in the MLB with 44 stolen bases. Switching gears to Detroit's pitching staff, they have the fourth-lowest road ERA in the AL at 3.93. They also allow just 2.5 walks per game, good for third in the AL.
The previous two games have all gone Los Angeles's way. This game will feature Greene (RHP) on the mound against the Angels, who have a 17-20 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The right-handed Weaver will take the mound against the Tigers, who have a 20-17 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET, O/U - Over
Los Angeles earned its fourth shutout of the season in its last game. Detroit has been shut out two times this season.
The Tigers are 3-1 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Angels are 1-2 in such matchups.
Having scored zero runs in their last game, the Tigers are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Angels have a 4-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs.
When they are outhit, the Tigers are 2-16. The Angels have a 5-17 record when opponents outhit them.
Detroit ranks near the bottom of the league at 22nd when it comes to home runs, hitting 39 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top half at 14th with 45.
Ranking 15th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.77 per game. Detroit ranks in the top five at second with 9.35.
Ranking 28th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.663). Detroit ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .747.
The Tigers are 10-15 when they allow at least one home run. The Angels perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 10-20 record.