- The Rangers are -140 home favorites over the Angels on Thursday
- Michael Lorenzen (7-6, 4.74) will pitch for Los Angeles against left-hander Martine Perez (12-6, 2.84)
- A look at the Angels vs Rangers odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction
The Los Angeles Angels visit the Texas Rangers in the decisive game of a three-game series at 2:05 p.m. ET Thursday at Globe Life Field in Arlington.
The Rangers (64-84, 31-42 home) ended their three-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Angels. Los Angeles (65-84, 31-43 road) lost for the eight time in its last 13 games.
Angels vs Rangers Odds
|Los Angeles Angels||+118||+1.5 (-165)||Over 8.5 (+110)|
|Texas Rangers||-140||-1.5 (+140)||Under 8.5 (-130)|
Odds as of September 21st at Caesars Sportsbook.
As -140 favorites, the Rangers have a 58.33% expected win probability. The Globe Life Field roof will almost certainly be closed with the high temperature expected to be 98 degrees.
Los Angeles vs Texas Probable Pitchers
Michael Lorenzen (7-6, 4.74) is scheduled to start for the Angels against left-hander Martin Perez (12-6, 2.84). Both will be pitching on five days of rest.
Lorenzen vs Perez
Lorenzen is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in two starts since being out from July 2-Sept. 8 with a strained right shoulder.
Last Friday, Lorenzen beat the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim. He went five innings and gave up three runs on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks.
Nice win Michael Lorenzen go Angels pic.twitter.com/cUYuy58Xss
— Brooke Wiliams (@wiliams_brooke) September 17, 2022
Lorenzen has only faced the Rangers twice, both times in relief, and has not allowed a run in two innings. This will be his first appearance at Globe Life Field.
On the road this season, Lorenzen has a 2-4 record and 6.63 ERA in seven starts. Lorenzen has made only one start during the day, beating the White Sox on May 1 in Chicago when he yielded three runs in 8.1 innings. The Angels are 7-8 with Lorenzen gets the ball.
Perez has won his last two starts, including defeating the Tampa Bay Rays last Friday in St. Petersburg. He allowed three runs and nine hits over 5.1 innings while striking out three and walking one.
Perez has an 8-6 lifetime record against the Rangers and a 3.83 ERA in 22 games (18 starts).
The lefty has been so good this season that they’ve named a snow cone after him.
Martín and his family love Bahama Buck’s, and now through the end of the season fans can order the Martín Pérez All-Star Sno! 🍧⚾ pic.twitter.com/r2AaQ2PvXL
— Octagon Baseball (@OctagonBaseball) September 13, 2022
This will be Perez’s 15th start of the season at home and he is 5-3 with a 2.91. He is 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA during the day.
When Perez pitches, the Rangers are 19-10. When he doesn’t, they are 45-74.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Angels Batters||Batting Average vs Martin Perez|
|Rangers Batters||Batting Average vs Mike Lorenzen|
The Angels’ Luis Rengifo is 3 for 7 against Perez but Kurt Suzuki is 1 for 16 (.063) with a double.