Indians take 4-game slide into matchup with Angels

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Cleveland Indians (21-18, second in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Angels (18-22, fourth in the AL West)

Anaheim, California; Tuesday, 9:38 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Zach Plesac (3-3, 3.56 ERA, .96 WHIP, 33 strikeouts) Angels: Andrew Heaney (1-3, 4.75 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 49 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -139, Indians +121; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland enters the game as losers of their last four games.

The Angels are 9-9 on their home turf. The Los Angeles offense has compiled a .250 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the MLB. Jared Walsh leads the team with an average of .343.

The Indians are 11-11 on the road. Cleveland has a team on-base percentage of .281, last in the American League. Jose Ramirez leads the lineup with a mark of .344.

The Angels won the last meeting 7-4. Tony Watson earned his second victory and Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Los Angeles. Sam Hentges took his first loss for Cleveland.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ohtani leads the Angels with 13 home runs and has 32 RBIs.

Ramirez leads the Indians with 21 extra base hits and 24 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 5-5, .234 batting average, 5.97 ERA, outscored by 12 runs

Indians: 5-5, .219 batting average, 3.41 ERA

INJURIES: Angels: Chris Rodriguez: (shoulder), Junior Guerra: (groin), Alex Cobb: (finger), Luke Bard: (hip), Mike Trout: (calf), Dexter Fowler: (knee), David Fletcher: (groin), Franklin Barreto: (right elbow), Max Stassi: (concussion).

Indians: Cam Hill: (right wrist), Roberto Perez: (finger).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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