In the second of a three-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates (29-25) and the Los Angeles Angels (25-29) at PNC Park, Jeff Locke (4-3, 4.33 ERA) and Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 4.42 ERA) get the start. The Angels won the last game 9-2, and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 4 and will air on FSW and RTPT.
In his most recent outing, Locke pitched 9.0 innings, allowing zero runs and striking out one in a 10-0 victory over the Marlins. Gregory Polanco (.311, 38 Rs, 8 HRs, 36 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. The Angels were also victorious the last time Chacin pitched. He pitched well, going 9.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out 10 and walking one in a 5-1 victory over the Tigers. Mike Trout (.318, 39 Rs, 12 HRs, 41 RBIs, 7 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Angels, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
The odds are Pirates -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5 at the moment.
The only other game between the two teams went Los Angeles's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - PIT
When leading after seven innings, Los Angeles is 13-12, while Pittsburgh is 13-16.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Pirates have a 3-4 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Pirates are 22-7. The Angels have a 22-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 232 this season. Pittsburgh ranks sixth with 265 runs.
Ranking 15th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 172 this season. Pittsburgh ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 189.
When the Pirates hit at least one home run, they are 20-11, well-matched with the Angels who are 19-12 when hitting one or more homers.