GAME: Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels

DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 22, 2014 8:05 PM EST

WHERE: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California

Pitching Matchup: Rangers- Yu Darvish (R) vs Angels- Matt Shoemaker (R)

LATEST ODDS: Texas -120 Total 7.5

MLB Pick of the Day Record: 13-14 -361

The Texas Rangers who are in 4th place in the American League Western Division have won 4 of 6 away from home which started on June 1st and their .667 road winning percentage in June is tied for the 3rd best in the American League. The Rangers are 19-17 away from home, winning 6 of 10, 9 of 14, and 10 of last 16.. Since May 22nd the Rangers’ .625 10 and 5 winning percentage is the 7th best in the Major League Baseball during that period of time. Overall, Texas’ .528 road winning percentage is 7th best mark in the American League. Texas is 5 and 4 in their last 9 away series, winning 3 of the last 4.

Offensively, Texas ranks 2nd in baseball with a .277 batting average (Baltimore-.289) and a .333 on base percentage (Los Angeles-.340) away from home. The Texas Rangers have a .288 (214-742) road batting average over the last 21 games since May 4th. Tonight the Texas Rangers will meet for the first time Los Angeles’ Right Hand Pitcher Matt Shoemaker who is making his 8th career start and is making a good case to earn a position in their rotation by allowing 18 earn runs on 41 hits in 47.1 frames. He will get a severe test by a Texas team that is hitting .273 on the road.

Los Angeles ranks 3rd in the American League in hits accumulating 648 along with 335 runs, but those don’t matter as the Angels have dropped 7 of their last 8 overall meetings with Texas. They will face Righty Yu Darvish who has been an Angel killer with a superb record of 7 and 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pick: Texas -125 Over 8