Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels, second game of the series, the Rangers won the first game 8-6 on a heavy day, that first game was tighter than normal. For the Angels, losing the first game was no surprise, but they are confident of winning one or two games in this series, before this series had already swept the Padres.
Texas Rangers: We can defend our house.
The Rangers this season have suffered at home like no other team, 27 wins and 37 losses with 42.2% effectiveness. The first games of the season were difficult, in the first 10 games at home they barely won two.
Prior to this series against the Angels, the Rangers had tied 1-1 two games against the Diamondbacks and won the series against the Mariners 2-1 and 3-1 against the Orioles. In August the Rangers have played 10 times at home, 6 wins and only 4 losses.
Drew Hutchison now with the Rangers will be in charge of the second game, before the Rangers, Hutchison this year was with the Blue Jays and recently with the Phillies. So far with the Rangers he has only one defeat, his best year was in 2015 with 13-5. The Rangers at home are scoring up to 5.52 runs per game, 8.66 hits and 1.09 home runs.
Los Angeles Angels: We have confidence in our players.
The first game was very tight from the first inning, but the Angels had taken the lead by scoring 5 runs in the first inning, although the Rangers responded with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning. The second inning 1 run for each and then nobody else scored runs until the sixth and eighth innings. 4-6 in the last 10 games for the Angels on the road, the most remarkable thing recently was the victory against the Padres 3-0 in the series.
Odrisamer Despaigne recently acquired from the Marlins to join the Angels is the designated pitcher to try to win the second game. In Miami, Despaigne left a record of 2 wins and 0 losses. This will be his first game with the Angels, 5.31 ERA and 1,475 WHIP with 5 years of career.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels 08/18/2018 is: Take the Los Angeles Angels -135 (Moneyline)
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