Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals, second game of the series. The Angels won the first game of the series by winning three runs with Matt Harvey on the mount. The home team has been improving at home after losing games in the last days of April. The Royals have one of the worst negative records at home this season, this is the second consecutive loss. The Royals have not won a single series on the road this season.
Los Angeles Angels: Taking advantage of this opportunity.
The Angels dominated the first game of this series since the second inning scoring the first three runs. Another run in the third and the last run in the seventh. The visitors could barely score two runs in the sixth. The game closed 5-2 for the Angels. The home record is positive with twelve wins and nine defeats. In the last 10 games at home the record is 5-5. Since April 25 in the last game of the series against the Yankees, the good streak of the Angels began. Only two losses in seven games at home.
At home the Angels are scoring an average of 5.52 runs per game, 4.10 walks, 8.86 hits, 1.65 home runs, 15.35 left on base. The defense allows up to 5.29 runs per game, 4.25 walks, 9.70 strike outs, 8.52 hits, 1.75 home runs. The last series against the Royals was this season on the road, the Angels won 2-1.
Griffin Canning will open the second game tonight against the Royals. 5.65 ERA, 14.1 pitched innings, 13 hits, 9 runs, 4 home runs, 1,326 WHIP. The numbers for Canning are not bad. A victory and a victory this season.
Kansas City Royals: Lost on the road.
The Royals were miserable in the first game of the series. In addition throughout the regular season on the road the Royals have won almost nothing. The record on the road is 5-15 with only three wins in the last 10 games. The last three series lost against Astros, Tigers and Rays. This is the second series against the Angels this season.
On the road the Royals are scoring an average of 4.35 runs per game, 3.60 walks, 8.05 hits, 1.40 home runs, 13.60 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.90 per game, 4.05 walks, 7.45 strike outs, 8.70 hits and 1.35 home runs. In the series against the Astros, the team allowed up to 22 runs.
Jakob Junis is designated tonight to play against the Angels. 3-4 for him this season, 5.77 ERA, 48.1 pitched innings, 56 hits, 33 runs, 8 home runs, 41 strike outs and 1,552 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals 05/18/2019 is: take the Los Angeles Angels -1.5 +100 (Point Spread).
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