The Angels’ 15-6 rout in the series opener was more of the same for both teams as Los Angeles won for the seventh time in eight games while sending the Rangers to their 19th loss in 22 contests.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Angels RH Garrett Richards (10-2, 2.71 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Nick Tepesch (3-4, 4.29)
Richards won his fourth consecutive start with an overpowering performance last time out, striking out a career-high 11 and giving up one run over 7 1/3 innings against Houston.
Tepesch sealed his fate when he was rocked for five first-inning runs in a loss to the New York Mets on Sunday but still managed to go six innings and was charged with six runs.
– Under is 3-1-1 in Angels last 5 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
– Under is 10-3 in Rangers last 13 games as a home underdog of +151 to +200.