The Angels look to finish their current homestand by taking the final game of their 3-game series against the Cleveland Indians. With a victory tonight, the Halos would complete their first homestand of the season with a record of 4-2 and a season record of 7-5.
The Angels will call on Ervin Santana (0-1, 3.68 ERA) to get that win. Santana hasn't fared well against the Indians in his career, going 0-6 while posting a 5.14 ERA in nine starts. With some run support, Santana may have gotten the win the last time he faced the Indians. In that start on 9/16/10, Santana went 8 innings giving up just 4 hits and 2 runs, however the Angels lost 3-2 in extra-innings at Progressive Field. Santana opened the the Angels current homestand with a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 3-2, again suffering from a lack of run support from the Angels offense.
The Indians will counter with Carlos Carrasco (1-1, 5.68 ERA). In 6 innings against the Mariners last Friday, Carrasco allowed just one run on 4 hits. Carrasco faced the Angels last September. In that game, he allowed 2 runs in 6 innings, getting a no-decision.
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