Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins 9/23/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

On Friday, the Los Angeles Angels opening-day three-game series on the road against the Minnesota Twins. Los Angeles is 65-84 following its 7-2 loss to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Los Angeles has lost two of the last three. The Angels are third in the American League West, 33 ½ games behind first-place and the Angels have been eliminated from postseason contention.

Right fielder Taylor Ward is batting .273 to lead Los Angeles, while center fielder Mike Trout is the leader in home runs with 36. Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is the leader in RBIs with 89, hits with 144 and on-base percentage at .358. On Friday, the Los Angeles Angels will send Shohei Ohtani to the mound. The right-hander is 13-8 with a 2.43 ERA, 196 Ks and 36 BBs. Stay on top of all the latest baseball games with our free baseball betting picks.

Minnesota is 73-76 following its 5-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Minnesota has lost three straight and six of the last seven. The Twins conclude a three-game series with Kansas City on Thursday and have lost each of the first two in that series. Minnesota is nine games behind first place in the American League Central and trails the third and final AL wildcard spot by 8 ½ games.

First baseman Luis Arraez is batting .313 to lead Minnesota and has team highs in hits with 160 and on-base percentage at .372. With Byron Buxton out injured, the leader in home runs is Carlos Guerrero with 21. The leader in RBIs is Jose Miranda with 64. Minnesota has not announced its starting pitcher for Friday's opening game of a series against the Los Angeles Angels.

Los Angeles has been eliminated from postseason contention but the Angels have won four out of the last five and have won seven of the last 10 versus an opponent with a losing record. Los Angeles starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani has had four consecutive strong outings allowing two runs on 17 hits across 27 innings resulting in Los Angeles winning each of the four. Minnesota has lost six of its last seven. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Angels win 6-1.

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