Guardians aim to break the skid of the road, facing the angels

Cleveland Guardians (7-10, second to AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Angels (11-7, second to AL West)

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

LIKELIHOODS: Goaltenders: Zach Plesac (1-1, 1.53 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 10 strikeouts); Angels: Shohei Ohtani (1-2, 4.40 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK RANGE: Angels -202, Guardians +170; over/under is 7 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians travel to the Los Angeles Angels in an effort to end a five-game road skid.

Los Angeles is 6-5 in home games and 11-7 overall. The Angels are 6-3 in games where they didn’t allow a home run.

Cleveland is 3-3 in home games and 7-10 overall. The Guardians have the team’s on-base percentage sixth in the AL at .312.

Wednesday’s game is the third time these teams have met this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mike Trout leads the Angels with five homers while hitting .776. Taylor Ward is 12 for 34 with one brace, three homers and five RBIs in the last 10 games.

Jose Ramirez has six doubles, a triple and four home runs for the Guardians. Josh Naylor is 10-for-26 with two doubles, a home run and five RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 7-3, .253 batting average, 2.83 ERA, beat opponents by 20 runs

Goaltenders: 3-7, .217 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscored by 13 points

INJURIES: Angels: David Fletcher: IL 10 days (hip), Jose Quijada: IL 10 days (oblique), Cooper Criswell: IL 60 days (shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: IL 60 days (shoulder), Griffin Canning: IL 60 days (back)

Goalkeepers: Steven Kwan: ​​daily (hamstrings), Yu Chang: 10-day IL (covid-19), Anthony Castro: 10-day IL (covid-19), James Karinchak: 10-day IL (shoulder ), Luke Maile: 10-day IL (hamstring), Carlos Vargas: 60-day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-day IL (shoulder)

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

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