Major League Baseball
Preview
LA Angels at Baltimore
When: 1:35 PM ET, Sunday, August 20, 2017
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

Two of the best young players in the majors are taking turns putting on home run shows this weekend with the Los Angeles Angels visiting the Baltimore Orioles. Mike Trout and Manny Machado will each try to lead their respective teams to a series win when the Orioles host the Angels in the rubber match on Sunday.

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Machado was the star in Friday's 9-7 Baltimore win, bashing three homers in total and putting his team over the top with a walk-off grand slam. Trout, who managed one homer in Friday's contest, doubled that number with a pair of solo blasts in leading Los Angeles to a 5-1 triumph on Saturday. That win left the Angels (63-60) in a tie for the second AL wild card spot with the Minnesota Twins (62-59) and knocked Baltimore (60-63), which dropped seven of its last 11 contests, three games back in the race. The Orioles, who were counting on making up some ground during a stretch with 16 of 19 at home that began on Friday, will turn to Chris Tillman in the series finale while Los Angeles counters with former Oriole Parker Bridwell.

TV: 1:35 p.m. ET, FSN West (Los Angeles), MASN (Baltimore)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Angels RH Parker Bridwell (7-1, 2.88 ERA) vs. Orioles RH Chris Tillman (1-7, 7.83)

Bridwell has not lost since June 30 and dominated in his last two turns, allowing a total of two runs and 10 hits in 13 innings. The first of those came at home against Baltimore on Aug. 8, when he yielded one run in seven innings. Bridwell was in Triple-A in the Orioles organization in April when he was designated for assignment and has allowed two or fewer earned runs in nine of 12 appearances since making his Los Angeles debut on May 30.

Tillman was bounced from the rotation earlier this month but is making his return after two scoreless appearances out of the bullpen. The 29-year-old was ripped for a total of 15 runs - 13 earned - and 15 hits in 6 1/3 innings over his last two starts. Tillman has never lost a start against the Angels, posting a 3-0 record with a 2.20 ERA in five career meetings.

WALK-OFFS

1. The Angels totaled nine home runs in the first two games of the series.

2. Machado is 16-for-36 with five home runs and 15 RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak.

3. Los Angeles CF Cameron Maybin (knee) sat out the first two games of the series and remains day-to-day.

PREDICTION: Angels 8, Orioles 3
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
LA Angels 63-60 W1 33-26 30-34 18-13 10-17 24-21 11-9
Baltimore 60-63 L1 36-24 24-39 27-22 13-18 12-13 8-10
Last Meeting
LA Angels Baltimore
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
8/19/17 LAA 5 BAL 1 .212 4 .939 .212 0 .551
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
LA Angels C. Cron .389 7 1.167
Baltimore M. Machado .333 7 1.238
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
LA Angels M. Trout 4 5 5
Baltimore M. Machado 4 4 11
Pitching ERA Avg K
LA Angels 3.86 .245 33
Baltimore 4.60 .231 41
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
LA Angels A. Simmons .293 132 .791
Baltimore J. Schoop .299 138 .881
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
LA Angels M. Trout 26 61 59
Baltimore J. Schoop 26 72 86
Pitching ERA Avg K
LA Angels 4.15 .244 984
Baltimore 4.92 .263 938