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The Angels have lost four of the last five meetings with Texas. The Angel's offense ranks 23rd in batting average(.216), 15th in slugging percentage, and seventh in runs scored. The Angels have not pitched well as a team as they rank 21st in batting average against(.246) and 19th in ERA (4.38 ERA). Andrew Heaney will get the start for the Angels. He is 1-0 this season with a 2.35 ERA. In his last outing he Heaney gave up three hits and one earned run in 5.2 innings.
The Rangers need to turn things around in a hurry as they are already five games behind Oakland in the AL West. Texas ranks 27th in batting average(.206) 25th in slugging percentage and 25th in runs scored. Outside of Lance Lynn, their pitching staff has not been much better. They rank 8th in batting average (.216) and 22nd in ERA(4.77). Speaking of Lynn, He will make the start for the Rangers. He is 1-0, 0.49 ERA this season. In his last outing, he gave up three hits and one earned run in 6.1 innings, ina 5-1 loss to Oakland.
Lynn has given up just one run in three games. He also pitched well against the Angels last season, going 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA in three starts. Texas will do just enough to get the win in a low scoring game.
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