Matt Shoemaker (3-5, 5.96 ERA) and Michael Fulmer (4-1, 3.97 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (24-28) and the Detroit Tigers (24-27) at Angel Stadium. The Angels won the last game 11-9, and Los Angeles leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 1 and can be seen on FSDT and FSW.
Shoemaker pitched 8.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs and striking out 11 in a 7-2 win over the Astros. Mike Trout (.318, 38 Rs, 12 HRs, 40 RBIs, 6 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 3 with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs. Fulmer went 7.2 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out three and walking one in a 4-1 win over the Athletics in his last outing. Ian Kinsler (.315, 44 Rs, 11 HRs, 28 RBIs, 6 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and four RBIs.
The odds for Los Angeles and Detroit are Angels -115, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The Angels have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET
Detroit has won 42% (10-14) 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 Tigers managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Angels who are heading in with a 14-8 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-23. The Tigers have a 4-18 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 25th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit 47 this season. Detroit ranks eighth with 67 home runs.
Ranking 14th, Los Angeles is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.71 per game. Detroit ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 8.96.
Ranking 21st, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.717). Detroit ranks in the top 10 at ninth with an OPS of .754.
The Tigers are 14-20 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Angels are 14-24 when they allow at least one homer.