In a game that could be a shootout, Anibal Sanchez (3-6, 6.04 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (24-26) are in Los Angeles to take on Hector Santiago (3-3, 4.58 ERA) and the Angels (23-28). This is the second of a three-game series at Angel Stadium. The Angels won the last game 5-1, and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 31 and can be seen on FSDT and FSW.
Santiago pitched 2.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking two in a 15-9 defeat to the Rangers. Sanchez went 6.0 innings, surrendering six runs (three unearned), striking out five and walking one in an 8-5 defeat to the Phillies in his most recent start. Miguel Cabrera (.305, 28 Rs, 11 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Los Angeles and Detroit are Angels -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Angels have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET
Detroit has won 43% (10-13) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Los Angeles has won 48% (11-12) of its games when taking a late lead.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Tigers are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Angels have a 9-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Tigers are 19-6. The Angels have a 20-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 212 this season. Detroit ranks in the top half at 12th with 221.
Ranking 24th, Detroit is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 136 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 155.
When the Angels hit at least one home run, they are 17-12. When the Tigers hit at least one homer, they have a 22-13 record.