Oakland Athletics (39-65, fifth in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (43-59, fourth in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Tuesday, 9:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Cole Irvin (6-7, 3.05 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Angels: Noah Syndergaard (5-8, 3.83 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 64 strikeouts)
LINE: Angels -123, Athletics +103; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels host the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday to open a three-game series.
Los Angeles is 43-59 overall and 23-30 at home. The Angels have the eighth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.94.
Oakland has a 22-31 record on the road and a 39-65 record overall. The Athletics have a 23-15 record in games when they did not give up a home run.
Tuesday’s game is the eighth time these teams match up this season. The Angels are up 5-2 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shohei Ohtani has 16 doubles, three triples and 22 home runs for the Angels. Luis Rengifo is 14-for-39 with four doubles, a triple and seven RBI over the past 10 games.
Seth Brown leads the Athletics with 15 home runs while slugging .447. Elvis Andrus is 12-for-37 with three doubles, a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 4-6, .222 batting average, 3.83 ERA, outscored by nine runs
Athletics: 7-3, .256 batting average, 3.38 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
INJURIES: Angels: Matt Duffy: 60-Day IL (back), Mike Trout: 10-Day IL (back), Michael Lorenzen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Archie Bradley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)
Athletics: Jed Lowrie: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)