In the second of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (2-2) and the Kansas City Royals (2-2) at Angel Stadium, Jered Weaver (0-1, 6.00 ERA) and Jeremy Guthrie (13-11, 4.13 ERA) take the mound. The Royals won the last game 4-2 and Kansas City leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 9:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 11 and will air on FSN-KC and FS1.
Weaver is 7-4 with a 2.21 ERA, 76 strikeouts and 19 walks against the Royals in his career. David Freese (.267 ) continued his strong start to the season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. In his career against the Angels, Guthrie is 3-5 with a 4.24 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 40 strikeouts. Lorenzo Cain (.438 ) has been hitting the ball well to start the season for the Royals, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run and two RBIs.
Los Angeles is a -154 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is seven runs. The Angels are the best in the AL in walks allowed, giving up just 1.0 per game.
Kansas City is the top hitting team in the AL with an average of 11.7 hits per contest. The Royals have racked up six steals on the year, making them one of the most threatening base-running teams in the league. The Royals are a problem for opposing batters, sporting a 2.33 ERA this season. They have a WHIP of 0.86, fifth best in the MLB.
So far this season, the Royals are 1-0 against the Angels.
Predictions: SU Winner - KC, O/U - Over
Los Angeles recorded at least two errors for the first time this season.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Royals have a 3-0 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels and the Royals are both undefeated. Los Angeles has a 2-0 record in these situations while Kansas City is 4-0.
Ranking 20th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 10 this season. Kansas City ranks fourth with 25 runs.
Ranking 25th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching seven this season. Kansas City ranks in the top half at 15th with 11.
The Angels are 2-2 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Royals are 4-0 when they hit at least one homer.