Struggling Angels look to break 5-game slide against Rangers
Anaheim, California; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Mike Minor (11-7, 3.17 ERA) Angels: Andrew Heaney (3-3, 4.31 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles enters the matchup as losers of their last five games.
The Angels are 26-36 against opponents from the AL West. Los Angeles’ team on-base percentage of .328 is eighth in the league. Mike Trout leads the lineup with an OBP of .426.
The Rangers have gone 29-33 against division opponents. Texas has a collective on-base percentage of .317, led by Shin-Soo Choo with a mark of .371.
TOP PERFORMERS: Trout leads the Angels with 42 home runs and is slugging .650. Brian Goodwin is 7-for-25 with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 3-7, .258 batting average, 5.84 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Rangers: 4-6, .230 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by 14 runs
Angels Injuries: Felix Pena: (knee), Keynan Middleton: (elbow), Griffin Canning: (elbow), Justin Anderson: (lat), Tommy La Stella: (tibia), Zack Cozart: (shoulder).
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: (biceps), Adrian Sampson: (back), Nate Jones: (forearm), Taylor Hearn: (elbow), Jesse Chavez: (elbow), Jesse Biddle: (shoulder), Hunter Pence: (back), Nomar Mazara: (oblique), Joey Gallo: (wrist).