The Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Guardians meet in Cleveland on Sunday in the third and deciding game of their major American League series. The Angels (21-19), who won Friday’s game 5-4 to begin their seven-game road trip to the East Coast, are 11-10 on the road this season. The Guardians (18-21), who used a six-run rally on Saturday to record an 8-6 win, are just 8-12 on their home court in 2023. Cleveland has lost six out of ten, while Los Angeles is 5-5 in the last 10 games.
Progressive Field’s first pitch is scheduled for 11:35 a.m. ET. The Angels lead the all-time series 334-332, though the Guardians hold a 173-155 lead in games played in Cleveland. The teams are even on the moneyline at -110 (risk $110 to win $100) in the final Angels vs. Guardians odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over-under, is 8.
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- Moneyline Angels vs. Guardians: Los Angeles -110, Cleveland -110
- Angels vs. Guardians over-under: 8 runs
- Angels vs. Guardians runs line: Los Angeles -1.5 (+150)
- LAA: The Angels are 5-1 in their last six away games
- CLE: The Guardians are 13-5 in their last 18 games against AL West opponents
- Angels vs. Guardians picks: See picks on SportsLine
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Why you should support the Guardians
Cleveland is expected to send right-hander Tanner Bibee (1-1, 4.30 ERA) to the mound. Bibee, who is making his fourth start, has thrown well in two of his three appearances. In Cleveland’s 4–2 loss to the New York Yankees on May 2, Bibee threw 5.1 innings, allowing only four hits, two runs – both earned – with no walks and five strikeouts in a no-decision. In his April 26 start against Colorado, he was victorious in a 4–1 victory. He pitched 5.2 innings, giving up six hits, one earned run without a walk and eight strikeouts.
Left fielder Steven Kwan has been hot lately. In Saturday’s come-from-behind victory, he went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk. He has 13 multi-hit games, including three three-hit games, and this season hits .273 with one homer, 12 RBI and 22 runs scored. In five career games against Los Angeles, he has six hits, one double and one RBI. See which team to choose here.
Why you should support the Angels
Los Angeles counters with left-hander Patrick Sandoval (3-1, 3.41 ERA), who will make his eighth start of the season. He’s won his last two decisions, though coming off a no-decision on Monday in a 6-4 win over Houston. In that game, he threw 6.1 innings in which he gave up four earned runs on seven hits without a walk and two strikeouts. In four career starts against the Guardians, he is 1-1 with a 3.20 ERA. He pitched 19.2 innings, giving up 20 hits, seven earned runs—including three home runs—while walking four and striking out 18 batters.
Offensively, pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani continues to rake. In 38 games this season, he batted .288 with eight doubles, one triple, eight homers and 25 RBI on 22 runs scored. He doubled to drive in a run in Saturday’s loss to the Guardians. Ohtani has played 12 multi-hit games this year and in 24 career games against Cleveland, he hit .295 with four doubles, seven home runs and 15 RBI. See which team to choose here.
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