Jered Weaver (4-4, 5.40 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (24-29) are in Pittsburgh to go up against Francisco Liriano (4-4, 4.63 ERA) and the Pirates (29-24) in a matchup that has the potential for plenty of offense. This is the first of a three-game series at PNC Park. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 3 and will air on FSW and RTPT.
In his last start, Liriano pitched 6.0 innings, giving up five runs, striking out six and walking four in a 6-2 loss to the Rangers. The Angels were also unsuccessful the last time Weaver pitched. He struggled, going 6.0 innings, allowing four runs, striking out three and walking three in a 4-2 loss to the Astros.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Pirates -170 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
Predictions: SU Winner - PIT
Pittsburgh has won 46% (13-15) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Los Angeles has won 50% (12-12) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Angels didn't score any runs in their last game. The Pirates have a 2-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Pirates are 22-7. The Angels have a 21-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 223 this season. Pittsburgh ranks sixth with 263 runs.
Ranking 17th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 162 this season. Pittsburgh ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 188.
The Pirates are 20-10 when they hit at least one home run. The Angels perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with an 18-12 record.