In the second of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (26-35) and the Cleveland Indians (34-26) at Angel Stadium, Matt Shoemaker (3-7, 5.40 ERA) and Trevor Bauer (4-2, 3.88 ERA) get the start. The Angels lost the last game 6-2, extending a five-game losing streak. The game starts at 10:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 11 and will air on FS1.
In his last start, Shoemaker pitched 7.2 innings, allowing four runs and striking out six in a 5-2 loss to the Yankees. Kole Calhoun (.298, 39 Rs, 7 HRs, 32 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Indians were victorious over the Mariners 3-1 the last time Bauer pitched. He went 7.2 innings, allowing one run, striking out 10 and walking one. Mike Napoli (.236, 39 Rs, 14 HRs, 44 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
The Angels are a slight home favorite in the -110 range, with early line movement coming in on Cleveland. The total is 8.
Pick - LAA
The Indians are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Angels have a 3-14 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-29. The Indians have a 6-16 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 24th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit 56 this season. Cleveland ranks 16th with 68 home runs.
Ranking 18th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 181 this season. Cleveland ranks in the top half at 12th with 198.
When the Angels hit at least one home run, they are 20-16, well-matched with the Indians who are 21-18 when hitting one or more homers.