Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers - 9/9/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Angels (17-26) at Texas Rangers (14-27)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)
Julio Teheran (0-2) (7.94) vs. Kyle Cody (0-1) (0.00)
The Line: Texas Rangers -120 / Los Angeles Angels +100 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Angels face the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, September 9th at Globe Life Field for game two of a three-game series.
The Texas Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Angels by the final score of 7-1 on Tuesday night in game one of this series. The Rangers have won every game played against the Angels this season, as they are a perfect 4-0 against Los Angeles thus far (which equates to around 29% of the Rangers' wins this year). Lance Lynn pitched well on Tuesday, as he pitched through 7.0 innings of one-run ball while striking out six batters and earning his fifth win of the season. The Rangers' bats backed Lynn up in that one, scoring in five different innings in the victory. The Rangers are now 14-27 on the year, as they remain in dead last in the AL West standings. The Angels are 17-26 on the year and are 2.0 games ahead of the Rangers in the standings. The Angels will look for their first win over the Rangers in 2020 on Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Angels are set to bring right-hander Julio Teheran to the mound to face the Rangers. Teheran is 0-2 with a 7.94 ERA through his first 22.2 innings of the season with the Angels. Teheran allowed two earned runs through 5.0 innings in his last start against the San Diego Padres. It is clear to see that Teheran has struggled this season, but he will look for a solid start against a weaker offense in Texas.
The Texas Rangers will send right-hander Kyle Cody to the bump for Wednesday's game. Cody is 0-1 with a 0.00 ERA through his first 7.1 innings of the season thus far. Yes, you are reading this correctly; Cody has a 0.00 ERA yet he is 0-1 on the year. Cody allowed the go-ahead run (unearned) to the Mariners in his most recent outing through 3.0 innings.
I think the Rangers are going to make it five straight over the Angels on Wednesday night. Cody has pitched well this season, while Teheran has done everything but pitch well. I like the Rangers chances at home in this one.