The final game of the Saturday MLB schedule will feature a matchup between the Texas Rangers and the host Los Angeles Angels. The Rangers (47-87) have dropped 50 of their 66 road games and are sitting in last place in the AL West Division standings. Last night, Texas OF Jason Martin hit a two-run blast during a 3-2 road loss against Los Angeles.
Twenty-four year old southpaw Kolby Allard (3-11 5.01 ERA) will make his 17th start of the season. Last time out, Allard gave up five runs in six innings during a 5-2 home loss versus Houston.
The Los Angeles Angels are five games above .500 at home and have suffered through an injury riddled season. On Friday, All-Star SP Shohei Ohtani (9-1) struck out eight batters across seven inning of two-run ball to earn the win. OF Jo Adell had a pair of hits and scored a run for the Angels, who improved to 67-68 on the season.
Los Angeles manager Joe Maddon will turn to left-hander Jose Suarez (5-7 4.10 ERA) on Saturday. In his last start, Suarez allowed two runs and lasted just three plus innings during a 10-2 home victory versus San Diego.