The Angels, who have had success against National League teams this season, go for a sweep of the Washington Nationals Wednesday afternoon in Anaheim. Dan Haren gets the start for the Angels, looking for his eighth win of the season. Jordan Zimmermann gets the start for Washington.
Haren is 8-5 with a 3.05 ERA this season. In seven home starts this season, Haren has a 2.47 ERA, but a record of just 2-3, and he is winless in his last five starts at the Big A. The Angels are 10-4 against the NL this season, having won their first four interleague series this season two games to one.
Erick Aybar has a nine-game hitting streak, and last night hit his fifth home run of the season in the team's 81st game, matching his season totals for each of the last two years. Peter Bourjos, who had four hits in Monday's win over Washington, is hitting .328/.366/.403 in June. Vernon Wells leads the Halos with six home runs in June, hitting .288/.307/.548 this month.
Zimmermann is 5-6 with a 2.85 ERA this season for the Nationals, who have lost their first two games under new manager Davey Johnson. The Angels have won four of their last five games against the Nationals. The Angels' interleague record of 129-83 since 2000 is the best mark in baseball.
Today's 4:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information about the Angels, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.