Angels enter matchup with the Braves on losing streak

July 22, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Angels (39-53, fourth in the AL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (56-38, second in the NL East)

Atlanta; Friday, 7:20 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Shohei Ohtani (9-4, 2.38 ERA, .99 WHIP, 123 strikeouts); Braves: Charlie Morton (5-4, 4.45 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 114 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -154, Angels +130; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels, on a three-game losing streak, play the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta has gone 31-20 at home and 56-38 overall. The Braves have hit 147 total home runs to rank second in the majors.

Los Angeles is 39-53 overall and 17-26 in road games. The Angels have a 31-7 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Friday’s game is the first meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Riley has 22 doubles, a triple and 27 home runs for the Braves. Matt Olson is 11-for-43 with two doubles and five home runs over the past 10 games.

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Taylor Ward has 11 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 34 RBI while hitting .286 for the Angels. Luis Rengifo is 13-for-40 with two doubles over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 7-3, .251 batting average, 3.62 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs

Angels: 2-8, .211 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscored by 16 runs

INJURIES: Braves: Darren O’Day: 15-Day IL (calf), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ozzie Albies: 60-Day IL (foot), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist), Mike Soroka: 60-Day IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Angels: Mike Trout: 10-Day IL (back), Michael Lorenzen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Archie Bradley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Matt Duffy: 10-Day IL (back), Jimmy Herget: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), David Fletcher: 60-Day IL (hip), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.