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The Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants open an interleague series on Tuesday with Game 1 of their series from Angel Stadium. Both teams enter this series due to victories in their respective previous series.
Fighting in great shape, thrash Phillies
The Giants have had a fantastic season so far. They have won six of their last seven games to quickly advance to 46-26 for the season, first in the NL West. They beat the Phillies 11-2 in the previous game to round out that series.
As reported by AP: The Giants finished a 6-1 hometown highlighted by plenty of offenses. San Francisco scored five or more races in all seven games, hitting .333 (82 for 246) as a team with 19 doubles, five triples and 16 home runs.
“In the history of our park, it has not been a place where we have come to get warm,” Crawford said. “Some of it just has to do with ups and downs in a baseball season. The last car ride we did not hit well collectively, but it is a game with adjustments. ”
ROSTER MOVES: OF Alex Dickerson & IF / OF Darin Ruf both returned from their rehabilitation assignments and recovered from the 10-day injury list.
IF Jason Vosler & OF LaMonte Wade Jr. selected aftermath yesterday (June 20) for triple-A Sacramento.
– SFGiants (@SFGiants) June 21, 2021
Angels back to 0.500 for the season
After three consecutive victories against the Tigers, the Angels were beaten in their previous match 5-3 to return to 0.500 for the season (36-36 at the moment). The prospects for the angels are still promising.
According to the Associated Press, Justin Upton was given a day off. He hits 0.333 with six homers and 15 RBIs since moving to the leadoff spot in late May.
Andrew Heaney returns to the mound after a brief hiatus Tuesday. He is 4-4 with an ERA of 4.45, 75 strikeouts (48th in MLB) along with a decent WHIP of 1.23. Form is not terrible, but work must be done.
“If you want to spill any of your deepest, darkest secrets, look into that camera or that camera.” 😂
– Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 22, 2021
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5-1 in their last 6 home games against a right-handed starter.
4-1 in their last 5 games vs. one starts with a WHIP less than 1.15.
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The San Francisco Giants are:
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2-7 in their last 9 games with the total set to 6.5 or less.
1-4 in their last 5 road games with the total set to 6.5 or less.