Matt Shoemaker (2-5, 8.49 ERA) and Kevin Gausman (0-1, 3.00 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (19-23) and the Baltimore Orioles (25-15) at Angel Stadium. The Orioles won the last game 9-4, and Baltimore leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 21 and can be seen on MASN and FSW.
Shoemaker pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out five and walking two in a 7-6 win over the Dodgers. Mike Trout (.323, 29 Rs, 10 HRs, 31 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run. Gausman went 5.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out one and walking two in a 6-5 defeat to the Tigers in his most recent start. Manny Machado (.323, 33 Rs, 12 HRs, 26 RBIs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 4 yesterday with three runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The Orioles are a -125 road favorite and the total is 8.
Pick - BAL
Los Angeles has won 53% (10-9) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 73% (11-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Orioles 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 12-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 16-3. The Orioles have a 17-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 20th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 169 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top half at 11th with 186.
Ranking 22nd, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.701). Baltimore ranks in the top five with an OPS of .790.
The Orioles are 16-9 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Angels are 12-19 when they allow at least one homer.