Martin Perez (1-4, 3.48 ERA) and Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 5.21 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Texas Rangers (25-20) and the Los Angeles Angels (21-24) at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Angels won the last game 2-0, and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 24 and can be seen on FSSW and FSW.
Perez pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking two in an 8-1 defeat to the Athletics. Ian Desmond (.276, 32 Rs, 6 HRs, 26 RBIs, 8 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4. Chacin went 4.1 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out two and walking three in a 7-4 win over the Dodgers in his last outing. Mike Trout (.325, 32 Rs, 10 HRs, 31 RBIs, 5 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Angels, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The odds for Texas and Los Angeles are Rangers -115, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 10 as of now.
Predictions: SU Winner - TEX
The Angels sit at 11-6 against their divisional rivals, while the Rangers are 13-10.
Los Angeles has won 52% (11-10) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Texas has won 58% (11-8) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Los Angeles batters brought in a solid nine hits last game. Texas has a record of 9-14 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 18-4. The Rangers have a 15-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 182 this season. Texas ranks 10th with 199 runs.
Ranking 26th, Texas is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 116 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top half with 137.
When the Rangers hit at least one home run, they are 18-11, well-matched with the Angels who are 16-9 when hitting one or more homers.