After a 10-game road-trip, the Angels are finally heading home. The Halos face the Dodgers for the first official 'Freeway Series' of the 2018 MLB season. The Angels and Dodgers met for a three-game Exhibition Series to close out Spring Training, with the Dodgers winning two out of three games. With just 10 games left to play before the All-Star break, the Angels have some big games ahead of them. The mid-season test starts against the Dodgers (47-39) who sit at the top of the NL West with the Diamondbacks. The Angels (44-44) were able to grab a huge win against the Mariners on the Fourth of July but were unable to pull off the series win. With the Halos finally returning to their home crowd in Anaheim, the team has a chance to make up some games in the standings. With Garrett Richards returning from the DL along with Shohei Ohtani, Andrelton Simmons playing at an All-Star level and rookie David Fletcher adding an extra kick to the Angels' lineup; the Halos have a lot of pieces falling into the right place. A series win this weekend vs. the Dodgers would be just what the Angels need to kick start a big run before the All-Star break.
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Angels vs. Dodgers: The Schedule
Friday, July 6: 6:30p, FOX Sports West
Saturday, July 7: 4p, FOX Sports
Sunday, July 8: 5p, ESPN
Note: Friday's time reflects the start of #AngelsLive
Saturday, July 7: RHP Deck McGuire (Angels) vs. TBD (Dodgers)
Sunday, July 8: LHP Andrew Heaney ( (Angels; Pictured) vs. TBD (Dodgers)
For more information on the starting pitchers, click here.
Angels vs. Dodgers: The One to Watch
For this series 'The One to Watch' we will focus on Angels rookie David Fletcher. The California native made his MLB debut on June 13th, 2018 and has already made an impact on the Angels roster. Fletcher earned the lead off spot in the batting lineup, with a batting average of .311 on the season. Fletcher's hitting as of late has been on fire but a play on defense got him some high fives. Fletcher made a game-saving catch against the Mariners with the bases loaded to help secure the Angels victory on July 4. Fletcher's ability to play second base, third base, shortstop and even in the outfield makes him a great player to keep an eye to do great things this series.