The Angels return home for the first time since May 20 after a shaky 10-game road trip left them 5.0 games back from the AL West leading Astros. Luckily for the Halos, they are welcoming the last place Texas Rangers into town, who they swept on the road back in early April. With Shohei Ohtani coming off his post-pitching day of rest, he will be available to hit the entire series and the team will be happy to have his bat back in the lineup. The Angels have only scored more than three runs in one of the last five games.
If there was any positive to take out of the last couple games for the Angels, it's that Ian Kinsler appears to have found his swing. After struggling for most of the early part of the season, Kinsler was able to raise his batting average from .178 to .204 over just the last three games in his former home of Detroit. Kinsler went 6-for-10 with three extra-base hits and three RBIs. He has been hitting significantly better at The Big A than on the road (nearly 40 percentage points), so the Angels will be happy to see him continue this hot streak heading into the new month.