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    Mike Trout brings a two-game home run streak into the Los Angeles Angels’ (5-3) matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays (5-4) and Bo Bichette, who has also hit home runs in two straight games. The Angels are favored (-128) for this contest against the Blue Jays (+108), which starts at 4:07 PM ET on Sunday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Los Angeles’ Reid Detmers and Toronto’s Yusei Kikuchi will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Angels vs. Blue Jays

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:07 PM ET
    • Location: Anaheim, California
    • Stadium: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
    Angels vs Blue Jays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Angels -128 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Angels vs. the Blue Jays?

    • TV Channel: BSW

    Angels Stats & Trends

    Angels Batting

    • The Angels are eighth-best in MLB play with 11 total home runs.
    • Los Angeles is 23rd in MLB with a .234 batting average.
    • The Angels’ .324 on-base percentage is 17th in baseball.
    • Los Angeles’ batters strike out 8.1 times per game, the 10th-lowest average in baseball.

    Angels Key Batters

    • Trout leads Los Angeles in OBP (.528) and total hits (nine) this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Trout ranks 35th in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and ninth in slugging.
    • Trout has picked up at least one hit in seven straight games. In his last eight games he is hitting .346 with two doubles, three home runs, nine walks and eight RBI.
    • Taylor Ward leads Los Angeles in slugging percentage (.529) thanks to three extra-base hits.
    • Ward ranks 48th in batting average, 62nd in on-base percentage and 51st in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Shohei Ohtani has nine hits this season and has a slash line of .321/.441/.607.
    • Ohtani takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .313 with two doubles, a home run, four walks and three RBI.
    • Luis Rengifo is batting .167 with a .355 OBP and four RBI for Los Angeles this season.

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays have hit nine homers this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
    • Toronto’s .286 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking third in MLB.
    • The Blue Jays are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking seventh with an OBP of .347.
    • Toronto ranks 18th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.3 Ks per contest.
    • In nine games on the road this season, they’ve hit nine homers, an average of 1.0 per contest.
    • Toronto has a team slugging percentage of .418 in away games this season with 25 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .286 with 10.3 base hits per contest.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has racked up an on-base percentage of .512 and a slugging percentage of .639. Both lead the Blue Jays.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Guerrero’s batting average is fourth, his on-base percentage is 12th, and he is 23rd in slugging.
    • Guerrero hopes to build on a seven-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last nine outings he is batting .444 with a double, two home runs, five walks and six RBI.
    • Bichette is slugging .643 to pace his team.
    • Including all qualified players, Bichette is 14th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 21st in slugging percentage.
    • Matt Chapman has a team-high slugging percentage (.743) while pacing the Blue Jays in hits (16).
    • George Springer has a home run and two walks while hitting .263.

    Angels vs. Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

    Reid Detmers (LAA) Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (TOR)
    0 – 0 W/L 1 – 0
    4.2 IP 5
    3.86 ERA 1.80
    1.500 WHIP 0.800
    13.5 K/9 3.6
    5.8 BB/9 1.8

    Angels vs. Blue Jays Injury Updates

    • Angels: Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), Griffin Canning: 15 Day IL (Groin), Chris Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Blue Jays: Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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