Jered Weaver (3-1, 4.72 ERA) and Adam Wainwright (2-3, 6.30 ERA) start in the last of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels (13-19) and the St. Louis Cardinals (17-16) at Angel Stadium. The Cardinals won the last game 5-2, and St. Louis leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 12 and can be seen on FSMW and FSW.
Weaver pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two and striking out five in a 4-2 defeat to the Rays. Yunel Escobar (.307, 14 Rs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4. Wainwright went 6.1 innings, surrendering three runs and striking out five in a 6-4 win over the Pirates in his last outing. Aledmys Diaz (.394, 23 Rs, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds for Los Angeles and St. Louis are Cardinals -140, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The Cardinals have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
When leading after seven innings, St. Louis is 11-7, while Los Angeles is 7-7.
The St. Louis batters brought in a solid nine hits last game. Los Angeles has a record of 5-13 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 10-3. The Cardinals have a 15-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 111 this season. St. Louis ranks third with 183 runs.
Ranking 17th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 96 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top 10 with 118.
When the Angels hit at least one home run, they are 10-8. When the Cardinals hit at least one homer, they have a 14-9 record.