Week ahead for Angels: Back at The Big A for nine-game home stand
The week ahead
The Angels return home for a nine-game home stand with some big division games on the slate. All games can be seen this week on FOX Sports West. On Monday, the Mariners will be in town for three. On Tuesday, which is Cinco de Mayo, there will be live Mariachi music and taco specials. Free sombreros will be given to fans in attendance in hopes of setting a Guinness World Record. The first place Astros then visit the Big A for a four-game series beginning on Thursday.
The week behind
The Bay Area wasn't too kind to the Angels. They returned to Anaheim on Sunday after getting just two wins on the six-game road trip. The Angels took two of three from the A's, but then got swept by the defending World Series champion Giants.
Record and standings
The Angels enter Monday 11-14 on the year and in second place in the American League West, seven games behind the first place Astros. At 18-7, Houston remains the only team in the A.L. West with an above .500 record.
Backup second baseman Taylor Featherston recorded his first career hit in the Angels 6-5 win at Oakland last Thursday. He also scored his first two career runs in the game.
Jered Weaver is in the biggest winless slump of his career to start a season. After giving up five earned runs on 10 hits to the Giants on Sunday, Weaver fell to 0-4 on the season, in six starts, with a 6.29 ERA.
Player to watch
Johnny Giavotella has four game-winning RBI this season, which is tied for third in Major League Baseball. That makes Giavotella responsible for half of the team's wins since Apr. 14.
Stat to watch
Games involving the Angels this season are normally decided early. This season the Halos are 10-1 when leading after seven innings. When trailing after seven innings, the club is 0-13.