Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Angels: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 26, 2024

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May 26, 2024 6:20 AM
The Cleveland Guardians, leading the series 2-0, look to extend their dominance over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday at 4:07 PM at Angel Stadium. The Guardians' impressive 35-17 overall record and 17-11 road record make them a formidable opponent, especially against the struggling Angels, who are 20-32 overall and 6-18 at home.
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Guardians vs Angels starting pitchers

  • Reid Detmers for Los Angeles Angels
  • Ben Lively for Cleveland Guardians

Guardians vs Angels statistics

Stat Guardians Angels
Hits 408 (20th) 435 (Tied-10th)
Batting Average .237 (16th) .244 (11th)
Runs Batted In 238 (7th) 209 (16th)
Runs 258 (5th) 226 (15th)
Home Runs 59 (Tied-9th) 63 (Tied-5th)
Walks 155 (22nd) 150 (Tied-24th)
Stolen Bases 49 (7th) 47 (8th)
Strikeouts 391 (27th) 455 (Tied-9th)
Pitches 7375 (23rd) 7777 (10th)

Los Angeles Angels recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/25/24 vs Cleveland Guardians L 4-3
5/24/24 vs Cleveland Guardians L 10-4
5/22/24 @ Houston Astros W 2-1
5/21/24 @ Houston Astros L 6-5 F/10
5/20/24 @ Houston Astros W 9-7

Cleveland Guardians recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/25/24 @ Los Angeles Angels W 4-3
5/24/24 @ Los Angeles Angels W 10-4
5/22/24 vs New York Mets W 6-3
5/21/24 vs New York Mets W 7-6
5/20/24 vs New York Mets W 3-1

Guardians vs Angels predictions

As the Cleveland Guardians take on the Los Angeles Angels, I'm expecting big things from Jose Ramirez, who's been on a tear lately. I predict he'll go 2-for-4 with a home run and 2 RBIs, leading the charge for the Guardians' offense. Andres Gimenez should also have a solid game, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Meanwhile, I think Austin Hedges will struggle at the plate, going 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts. On the mound, Ben Lively should have a quality start, going 6 innings with 5 strikeouts and 2 earned runs.

For the Angels, Taylor Ward is due for a big game, and I predict he'll go 3-for-4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Jo Adell should also have a solid outing, going 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Meanwhile, I think Mickey Moniak will have a tough time at the plate, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. On the mound, Reid Detmers will struggle to contain the Guardians' offense, giving up 4 earned runs over 5 innings.

Given these projections, I think the Guardians will come out on top in this one. With Lively dealing on the mound and the offense firing on all cylinders, I predict a 6-4 win for the Guardians. The Angels will put up a fight, but ultimately, the Guardians' balance of solid pitching and timely hitting will be too much for them to overcome.

Los Angeles Angels injuries

  • Ryan Costeiu (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Miguel Sano (3B): 10-Day-IL
  • Ehire Adrianza (3B): 10-Day-IL
  • Michael Stefanic (2B): 60-Day-IL
  • Jose Cisnero (RP): 15-Day-IL

Cleveland Guardians injuries

  • Eli Morgan (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • James Karinchak (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Nic Enright (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Steven Kwan (LF): 10-Day-IL
  • Franco Aleman (RP): Day-To-Day

Guardians vs Angels game info

Venue Angel Stadium
Location Anaheim, California
First pitch Sun 4:07 PM
Temperature 59°
Chance of Rain 3%

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