Schule's MLB Late Night Snack
Baltimore vs. LA Angels,
08/07/2015 22:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 8
Money Line: -123 LA Angels
This is a 10* play on the LAA.
The Halos have slipped into second place in the AL West, trailing Houston by 2.5 games. They are coming off a 2-1 series win over the Indians, and I like their chances in tonight's series opener at home against the Orioles.
Andrew Heaney will toe the slab for the home side, and he's been quite impressive in his rookie season. Heaney (5-1, 1.97 ERA) allowed a pair of runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss at the Dodgers his last time out. He's 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA at home, and he's held the opposition to two runs or fewer in all seven of his starts this season.
The Orioles will hand the ball to Kevin Gausman, who has been rather hit and miss. Gausman (2-2, 3.97 ERA) allowed a pair of runs on four hits over seven innings in a home win over Detroit his last time out. He owns a 6.46 ERA in eight appearances on the road, and he's also been better in day games than he has been at night.
The Orioles are just 23-32 on the road this year, and they have lost five of Gausman's last six road starts.