Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals, 4-14-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals, 4-14-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Moustakas is slashing.341/.370/.591 with 15 hits, eight RBIs and eight runs scored, and Duda is batting.219 with seven hits, eight RBIs and two runs scored. "You kind of knew that".

Shohei Ohtani had to get a new bat for his triple that broke open the game.

Kinsler led off the game with a triple on his first swing. They have plenty of guys in the lineup that can hurt you with base hits, with power.

Shohei Ohtani delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics.

Royals starter Jason Hammel will try to slow down the Angels' offense, which has outscored opponents 68-21 in their last seven victories. He threw six scoreless innings in a no-decision at Cleveland.

Mauer had two hits and three RBIs.

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The Kansas City hitters have put up 2.9 runs per outing, including 3.4 per game over their last five. Boyer's earned run average now sits at 23.14, and Maurer's ERA is 12.46. He last earned a win over them August 10, 2016, while with the Cubs.

The Angels have gained 4.2 units and are 7-3 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. He went 4-6 with a 4.94 ERA in 2017 at Kauffman Stadium. As of right now, Ohtani pitches every fifth game for the Angels and serves as a DH for most of the games in between.

On Friday Andrew Heaney will make his first start of the season. He has multiple walks in his first two starts but allowed one or zero walks in 18 of his 32 starts past year, including 11 after the All-Star break. Heaney recorded 27 strikeouts over 21 innings previous year (five starts) but finished the season 1-2 overall with a 7.06 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. Heaney is making his season debut after missing the first part of the season due to elbow inflammation.

The 23-year-old rookie who joined LA this season from Japanese pro baseball has already made a massive impact during his first month in the MLB, having appeared in nine of the Angels' first 14 games, twice as a starting pitcher and six times as designated hitter, ESPN reported.

He pitched well in his last start, but didn't last that long, throwing only 4.1 innings overall despite just allowing one earned run.

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