Hector Santiago (3-2, 3.42 ERA) and Mike Wright (2-3, 5.20 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (18-22) and the Baltimore Orioles (24-15) at Angel Stadium. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 20 and can be seen on MAS2 and FSW.
Santiago pitched 8.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs, striking out five and walking one in a 3-0 win over the Mariners. Mike Trout (.320, 26 Rs, 9 HRs, 28 RBIs, 3 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 3 for 4 with three runs, one home run, and one RBI. Wright went 7.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking three in a 9-3 win over the Tigers in his most recent start. Mark Trumbo (.309, 23 Rs, 12 HRs, 29 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Orioles, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Los Angeles and Baltimore are Angels -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 as of now.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
After last game's shutout win against Los Angeles, the Angels now have two shutouts this season. The Orioles have been shut out in three games this season.
The Angels didn't score any runs in their last game. The Orioles have a 2-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-19. The Orioles have a 7-11 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 28th in home runs, Los Angeles has hit 34 this season. Baltimore ranks second with 57 home runs.
Ranking 16th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 8.40 per game. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 8.87.
Ranking 22nd, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.697). Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at sixth with an OPS of .781.
The Orioles are 16-9 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Angels are 12-18 when they allow at least one homer.