Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals, 4/13/2018 Prediction & Odds

Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals, 4/13/2018 Prediction & Odds

Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy had a nice night on the mound: six innings pitched, one run, seven hits, three strikeouts, and two walks.

But after just one pinch-hit appearance in this series - a ground out against the mystifying Bartolo Colon on Tuesday - Ohtani got his name on Manager Mike Scioscia's lineup card Wednesday and that alone justified the trip for me.

Third baseman Mike Moustakas and first baseman Lucas Duda have led the Royals' offense so far. Over their last 10 games, the Royals have been held to three runs or less in eight of them and two or less in seven of them. On a 1-1 pitch, Kluber left a 4-seam high in the zone and Ohtani turns and rips it 400 ft to left-center.

Shohei Ohtani delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics.

The Angels had on off day on Thursday then started a three-game homestand against the A's on Friday.

The Los Angeles Angels have equaled their best 15-game start in franchise history. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.48, along with a WHIP of 1.29.

MINNEAPOLIS - Joe Mauer reached 2,000 career hits, Jose Berrios struck out 11 in seven innings and Minnesota earned its third straight win.

Ohtani finished the game going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a walk.

SAN DIEGO - Chris Stratton and Derek Law combined on a one-hitter, and Hunter Pence's broken-bat, two-run bloop single highlighted a three-run first inning for San Francisco. It's expected that he will get the night off Saturday with his scheduled pitching start coming Sunday. He batted second in the first 10 games of the season. Heaney recorded 27 strikeouts over 21 innings a year ago (five starts) but finished the season 1-2 overall with a 7.06 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP.

Lindor, who entered the night batting.184 with one RBI, hit his fourth career leadoff homer off Michael Fulmer (1-2). Gallagher struck out and Abraham Almonte grounded out to strand the runners.

BC-BBA-Angels-Royals, 1st Ld-Writethru, 857 Ohtani's 3-run triple sends Angels to 7-1 win over RoyalsAP Photo MOCR112, MOCR111, MOCR114, MOCR115, MOCR116, MOCR113, MOCR102, MOCR104, MOCR105, MOCR107, MOCR110, MOCR101Eds: Angels 7, Royals 1. They have been outscored 54-24 in the nine losses. You have to keep him on your roster if he can keep this up, even if it's just once a week. Ohtani next start date is yet to be announced but it will more than likely be sometime this weekend when the Angels take a trip to Kauffman stadium to play the Royals.

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