Jhoulys Chacin (2-4, 4.83 ERA) and Ervin Santana (1-6, 4.77 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (27-37) and the Minnesota Twins (20-43) at Angel Stadium. The Twins won the last game 9-4, and Minnesota leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 14 and can be seen on FSN and FSW.
Chacin pitched 5.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs, striking out three and walking three in a 6-3 defeat to the Yankees. Mike Trout (.308, 43 Rs, 13 HRs, 44 RBIs, 9 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Santana went 6.1 innings, surrendering five runs and striking out three in a 10-3 defeat to the Marlins in his last outing. Eduardo Nunez (.324, 33 Rs, 9 HRs, 24 RBIs, 15 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run and one stolen base.
The Angels are a -140 favorite at home for this matchup with a total of 8.5.
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Los Angeles recorded at least two errors for the ninth time this season.
The Angels managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Twins who are coming in with an 8-11 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Twins have a slight leg up on the Angels, as the Twins have won their last two games while the Angels have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Twins are 11-7. The Angels have a 23-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th in runs, Minnesota has earned 246 this season. Los Angeles ranks 17th with 271 runs.
Los Angeles and Minnesota both rank near the bottom of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Los Angeles sits at 22nd with an OPS of .713, and Minnesota ranks 23rd with an OPS of .707.
When the Twins allow at least one home run, they are 14-35, well-matched with the Angels who are 15-30 when allowing at least one homer.