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    Luis Rengifo brings a 14-game hitting streak into the Los Angeles Angels’ (65-77) matchup with the Cleveland Guardians (68-74). The Guardians are the moneyline favorite (-189) in this contest with the Angels (+162), which begins at 9:07 PM ET on Saturday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Lucas Giolito starts for Cleveland while Los Angeles will counter with Tyler Anderson.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Angels

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:07 PM ET
    • Location: Anaheim, California
    • Stadium: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
    Guardians vs Angels Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -189 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Guardians vs. the Angels?

    • TV Channel: BSW

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit 106 home runs this season, the lowest total in MLB action.
    • Cleveland ranks 15th in the majors with a .249 batting average.
    • The Guardians are 24th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .311.
    • Cleveland strikes out 7.1 times per game to rank second in MLB.
    • The Guardians have hit 60 home runs away from home this season (0.9 per game).
    • Cleveland is averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .386 on the road.
    • The team averages 8.9 hits per game and is batting .253 away from home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 144 hits and an OBP of .346 this season. He has a .271 batting average and a slugging percentage of .469.
    • Among all qualified hitters, he is 48th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 37th, and he is 43rd in slugging.
    • Ramirez has hit safely in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with a double, a triple, two walks and an RBI.
    • Steven Kwan leads Cleveland in slugging percentage (.377) thanks to 42 extra-base hits. He’s batting .274 with an on-base percentage of .340.
    • He is 35th in batting average, 47th in on-base percentage and 120th in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Kwan takes a two-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with a double, four walks and two RBI.
    • Josh Naylor has collected 116 base hits, an OBP of .350 and a slugging percentage of .493 this season.
    • Naylor brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .294 with three walks and five RBI.
    • Andres Gimenez has been key for Cleveland with 115 hits, an OBP of .308 plus a slugging percentage of .377.
    • Gimenez has safely hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is batting .389 with a double and two walks.

    Angels Stats & Trends

    Angels Batting

    • The Angels have hit 202 homers this season, which ranks fourth in the league.
    • Los Angeles’ .249 batting average ranks 15th in the majors this season.
    • The Angels have the 16th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.322).
    • Los Angeles ranks 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.2 Ks per contest.
    • In 70 games at home this season, they’ve hit 107 homers, an average of 1.5 per contest.
    • Los Angeles is slugging .435 in 70 home games this season.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .239 with 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Angels Key Batters

    • Shohei Ohtani has an on-base percentage of .412, a slugging percentage of .654, and has 151 hits, all club-highs for the Angels (while batting .304).
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, he ranks ninth in batting average, third in on-base percentage and first in slugging percentage.
    • Rengifo is hitting .264 with 15 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs and 41 walks. He’s slugging .444 with an on-base percentage of .339.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he is 69th in batting average, 49th in on-base percentage and 74th in slugging percentage.
    • Brandon Drury is hitting .262 with 24 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 21 walks.
    • Randal Grichuk has 23 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 27 walks while hitting .269.

    Guardians vs. Angels Probable Pitchers

    Lucas Giolito (CLE) Pitcher Tyler Anderson (LAA)
    7 – 12 W/L 5 – 6
    156.2 IP 128
    4.88 ERA 5.55
    1.315 WHIP 1.531
    9.7 K/9 7.6
    3.4 BB/9 4.1

    Guardians vs. Angels Injury Updates

    • Guardians: Michael Kelly: 15 Day IL (Back), Shane Bieber: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Angels: Mike Trout: 10 Day IL (Hand), C.J. Cron: 10 Day IL (Back), Zach Neto: 10 Day IL (Back), Jaime Barria: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Sam Bachman: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Austin Warren: 60 Day IL (Elbow), José Suarez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ben Joyce: 60 Day IL (Arm), Gio Urshela: 60 Day IL (Pelvis), Anthony Rendon: 60 Day IL (Shin), Jo Adell: 60 Day IL (Oblique), José Quijada: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Taylor Ward: 60 Day IL (Face), Chase Silseth: 7 Day IL (Head), Luis Rengifo: day-to-day (Biceps), Nolan Schanuel: day-to-day (Shoulder), Mickey Moniak: day-to-day (Back), Shohei Ohtani: day-to-day (Oblique)

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