Slumping Angels look to stop 5-game slide

1 year 5 months 2 weeks ago Friday, April 05 2019 Apr 5, 2019 April 05, 2019 1:24 AM April 05, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By The Associated Press

Texas Rangers (5-2, second in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (1-6, fifth in the AL West)

Anaheim, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Lance Lynn (0-0, 11.12 ERA) Angels: Felix Pena (0-1, 9.82 ERA)

LINE: Angels favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels enter the matchup as losers of their last five games.

The Angels went 37-39 in division play in 2018. Los Angeles averaged 8.2 hits with three extra base hits per game and 23 total triples last year.

The Rangers finished 28-48 against AL West Division opponents in 2018. Texas averaged 8.1 hits per game last year, batting .240 as a team.

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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