Jhoulys Chacin (1-3, 5.11 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (22-28) meet Justin Verlander (4-4, 4.02 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (24-25) in the first of a three-game series at Angel Stadium. The game gets underway at 9:05 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 30 and will air on FSDT and FSW.
In his most recent outing, Chacin pitched 6.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out four and walking two in a 4-1 loss to the Rangers. Kole Calhoun (.295, 29 Rs, 4 HRs, 24 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. The Tigers were victorious the last time Verlander pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 8.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out 10 and walking two in a 3-1 victory over the Phillies.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Tigers -130 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable at the moment.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET
When leading after seven innings, Los Angeles is 11-12, while Detroit is 10-13.
The Tigers are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Angels have a record of 14-15 when opponents' pitchers have six strikeouts or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Tigers are 19-6. The Angels have a 19-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 207 this season. Detroit ranks in the top half at 12th with 220.
Ranking 24th, Detroit is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 135 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 154.
The Angels are 17-12 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Tigers are 22-13 when they hit at least one homer.