Diamondbacks enter 9-game game with Angels



Los Angeles Angels (32-32, third in AL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (20-45, fifth in NL West)

Phoenix; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCH LIKELY: Angels: Patrick Sandoval (0-2, 3.95 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 27 strikeouts) Diamondbacks: Jon Duplantier (0-2, 10.03 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, 12 strikeouts )

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Diamondbacks +115, Angels -133; over / under is 9 1/2 strokes

BOTTOM LINE: Arizona enters the game as the loser of their last nine games.

The Diamondbacks are 11-18 in home games in 2020. Arizona hitters have posted a 0.303 base team percentage this season, led by Carson Kelly at 0.384.

The Angels are 14-16 on the road. The Los Angeles team’s base percentage of 0.310 is 15th in majors. Jared Walsh leads with an OBP of 0.354.

The Angels won the last game 8-7. Alex Claudio claimed his first victory and Anthony Rendon went 2 for 3 with a brace, homerun and four RBIs for Los Angeles. Joakim Soria suffered his third loss for Arizona.

BEST PERFORMERS: Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 15 homers and 43 RBIs.

Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 17 homers and a 0.597 strike.

LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 1-9, 0.220 batting average, 5.23 ERA, outscored by 20 points

Angels: 8-2, 0.268 batting average, 3.86 ERA, edged opponents by 26 points

INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Taylor Widener: (groin), Luke Weaver: (shoulder), Zac Gallen: (elbow), Seth Frankoff: (forearm), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Tyler Clippard: (shoulder), Madison Bumgarner : (shoulder), JB Bukauskas: (elbow), Kole Calhoun: (hamstrings).

Angels: Jose Quintana: (shoulder), Luke Bard: (hip), Mike Trout: (calf), Dexter Fowler: (knee), Franklin Barreto: (right elbow).


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

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