Orioles (+104, 8.5)
The Los Angeles Angels will have revenge on their minds when
they begin a three-game series against the American League
East-leading Orioles in Baltimore on Tuesday. Los Angeles
dropped a three-game set to Baltimore at home last week,
salvaging the finale after a pair of 4-2 defeats. The Angels
enter the matchup with a three-game winning streak as they held
Detroit to a total of two runs in the three victories following
a 6-4 loss in the series opener.
Los Angeles continues its pursuit of first-place Oakland in the
AL West as it begins an eight-game road trip at Baltimore,
which returns home after a 6-4 West Coast trek. The Orioles are
only three games over .500 at home compared to a 32-23 mark on
the road. The Angels, who are second in the major leagues in
victories with 63, are only 25-22 away from home.
TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, FSN West (Los Angeles), MASN
LINE HISTORY: The line opened with the
Orioles as +104 home favorites.
INJURY REPORT: Angels – LF Grant Green (DL/Back)
Orioles – None
WHAT BOOKS SAY: “Expect us to shade the under in
this game, as both pitchers have been great recently (Weaver
2.57 ERA, Tillman 2.79 ERA). Also both pitchers have excelled
in one start (Weaver 2.25 ERA, win; Tillman 1.50 ERA) when they
faced each other earlier in season.” – Mike Perry of Sportsbook.ag.
WAG WAR: Lisalla Montenegro, wife of Angels’
pitcher C.J. Wilson and Jill Davis, wife of Orioles’ slugger
PITCHING MATCHUP: Angels RH Jered Weaver
(11-6, 3.36 ERA) vs. Orioles RH Chris Tillman (7-5, 3.92 ERA)
Weaver extended his winning streak to four games Wednesday
against Baltimore, allowing two runs and six hits over eight
strong innings. The 31-year-old has not lost since June 16 at
Cleveland, going 4-0 over seven starts while yielding fewer
than three runs six times in that span. Weaver is 7-4 with a
2.97 ERA in 11 career outings versus the Orioles.
Tillman was forced to settle for a no-decision in Wednesday’s
showdown with Weaver despite allowing just one run and five
hits over six innings. The 26-year-old Anaheim native is 0-1 in
his last five starts, although he yielded three earned runs or
fewer in each contest. Tillman is only 1-5 at home this season
but has pitched extremely well against Los Angeles in his
career, going 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA in three outings.
* Under is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
* Angels are 2-6 in the last eight meetings.
* Orioles are 0-5 in their last five games following an off
* Under is 7-0 in Orioles last seven overall.
COVERS CONSENSUS: 57 percent of Covers users
are taking the Angels -113.