Jered Weaver (5-5, 5.56 ERA) and Ricky Nolasco (2-4, 5.17 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (27-36) and the Minnesota Twins (19-43) at Angel Stadium. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 13 and can be seen on FSN and FSW.
Weaver pitched 5.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering six runs, striking out two and walking two in a 12-6 defeat to the Yankees. Mike Trout (.309, 43 Rs, 13 HRs, 44 RBIs, 9 SBs) went 1 for 1 yesterday. Nolasco went 5.2 innings, surrendering five runs, striking out three and walking one in a 7-5 win over the Marlins in his last outing. Eduardo Nunez (.327, 32 Rs, 9 HRs, 24 RBIs, 14 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run and two stolen bases.
The Angels are a -135 favorite with a total of 9.
Pick - Laa
For the ninth time this season, the Twins registered at least two errors in a game.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Twins have a 6-20 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-30. The Twins have a 6-33 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 57 this season. Minnesota ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 66.
Los Angeles and Minnesota both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. Los Angeles sits at 19th with 188 this season and Minnesota ranks 17th with 193.
When the Angels hit at least one home run, they are 20-17. When the Twins hit at least one homer, they have a 17-22 record.