In the first of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (26-34) and the Cleveland Indians (33-26) at Angel Stadium, Hector Santiago (3-3, 5.07 ERA) and Corey Kluber (5-6, 3.84 ERA) get the start. The game gets underway at 10:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 10 and will air on STOh and FSW.
In his most recent outing, Santiago pitched 4.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out four and walking four in a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. Mike Trout (.308, 42 Rs, 13 HRs, 43 RBIs, 9 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and one stolen base. The Indians were victorious over the Royals 7-0 the last time Kluber pitched. He went 6.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out six and walking two. Mike Napoli (.234, 38 Rs, 14 HRs, 43 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
The Indians are a -135 road favorite for this one with a total of 7.5.
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Los Angeles has won 45% (14-17) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Cleveland has won 52% (14-13) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Indians are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Angels have a 3-13 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Indians are 21-5. The Angels have a 22-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 17th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 258 this season. Cleveland ranks ninth with 277 runs.
Ranking 20th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.720). Cleveland ranks in the top half at 13th with an OPS of .737.
When the Indians allow at least one home run, they are 20-22. When the Angels allow one or more homers, they have a 15-28 record.