Los Angeles Angels (38-46, fourth in AL West) vs Baltimore Orioles (40-44, fifth in AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Angels: Reed Daters (0-0); Orioles: Tyler Wells (7-4, 3.09 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 50 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Orioles -151, Angels +130; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Baltimore Orioles host the Los Angeles Angels looking to extend their five-game home winning streak.
Baltimore is 22-17 in home games and 40-44 overall. The Orioles have a 26-7 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Los Angeles has become 17-23 on the road and 38-46 overall. The Angels have a 6–13 record in games decided by one run.
Friday’s game is the fifth time these teams are hitting boundaries this season. The Orioles lead 3–1 in the season series.
Top Performer: Austin Hays has 20 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs and 45 RBIs, while hitting .261 for the Orioles. Cedric Mullins is 12-for-36 with six doubles and one home run in the last 10 games.
Mike Trout has 17 doubles, two triples, 23 home runs and 48 RBIs, hitting .265 for the Angels. Taylor Ward is 10-for-35 with three doubles and home runs in the last 10 games.
Last 10 games: Orioles: 6-4, .230 batting average, 3.68 ERA, beat opponents by five runs
Angels: 4-6, .178 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscore by 20 runs
Injuries: Orioles: Kyle Bradish: 15-day IL (shoulder), Alexander Wells: 60-day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-day IL (elbow)
Angels: Michael Lorenzen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Archie Bradley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Matt Duffy: 10-Day IL (back), Jimmy Hergett: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Anthony Rendon: 60 -Day IL (Wrist), Austin Warren: 15-Day IL (Tricep), David Fletcher: 60-Day IL (Hip), Cooper Criswell: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (Shoulder) Canning Griffin: 60-Day IL (back)