Angels face the Rangers leading series 1-0
Los Angeles Angels (4-3) vs. Texas Rangers (1-5)
Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Noah Syndergaard (1-0, .00 ERA, .75 WHIP, one strikeout); Rangers: Taylor Hearn (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 2.25 WHIP, six strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -129, Rangers +108; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels play the Texas Rangers with a 1-0 series lead.
Texas went 60-102 overall and 36-45 in home games a season ago. The Rangers batted .232 as a team in the 2021 season with a .669 OPS.
Los Angeles had a 77-85 record overall and a 38-43 record in road games last season. The Angels pitching staff put up a 4.69 ERA collectively last season while averaging 9.2 strikeouts and 3.8 walks per nine innings.
INJURIES: Rangers: Dennis Santana: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Spencer Howard: 10-Day IL (blister), Jon Gray: 10-Day IL (blister), Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Angels: David Fletcher: 10-Day IL (hip), Jose Quijada: 10-Day IL (oblique), Cooper Criswell: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Taylor Ward: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)