The Los Angeles Angels play the second game of a three-game series on the road Saturday against the Cleveland Indians. Los Angeles improved to 62-61 following a 13-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Shohei Ohtani had two hits and scored two runs. Los Angeles has won three straight and four of the last five but the Angels are fourth in the American League West 10 games behind first-place Houston.
Third baseman David Fletcher is batting .298 to lead Los Angeles and has a team-high 142 hits. Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is the leader in home runs with 40, RBIs with 88 and on-base percentage at .367. Los Angeles has hit 153 home runs in 123 games. On Saturday, Los Angeles will send Reid Detmers to the mound. The left-hander is 1-2 with an ERA of 7.04, 13 Ks and 6 BBs.
Cleveland dropped to 58-61 following an 8-7 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The Indians were off on Thursday and have found little success of late, losing seven of the last 10. Cleveland is second in the American League Central but a distant 11 ½ games behind the front-running Chicago White Sox.
Amed Rosario is batting .278 to lead Cleveland and the shortstop has a team-high 118 hits. Third baseman Jose Ramirez is the leader in home runs with 27, RBIs with 75 and on-base percentage at .338. Cleveland has hit 147 home runs in 119 games. On Saturday, Cleveland will send Triston McKenzie to the mound. The right-hander is 2-5 with an ERA of 5.12, 99 Ks and 46 BBs.