Anaheim, California; Friday, 9:38 p.m. EDT
: Angels -203, Pirates +169; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels host the Pittsburgh Pirates to start a three-game series.
Los Angeles has a 27-22 record at home and a 49-48 record overall. The Angels have gone 27-14 in games when they hit two or more home runs.
Pittsburgh has a 42-54 record overall and a 19-28 record on the road. The Pirates have a 27-5 record in games when they scored at least five runs.
The teams meet Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ohtani leads the Angels with 35 home runs while slugging .678. Mickey Moniak is 17-for-43 with a double, two home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 4-6, .247 batting average, 6.75 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
Pirates: 2-8, .189 batting average, 5.45 ERA, outscored by 32 runs
INJURIES: Angels: Chris Devenski: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Anthony Rendon: 10-Day IL (shin), Sam Bachman: 15-Day IL (the los angeles angels placed rhp sam bachman on the 15-day injured list.), Jo Adell: 10-Day IL (oblique), Mike Trout: 10-Day IL (hand), Brandon Drury: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Gio Urshela: 60-Day IL (pelvis), Jose Suarez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Ben Joyce: 15-Day IL (arm), Max Stassi: 60-Day IL (hip ), Austin Warren: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Quijada: 60-Day IL (elbow), Logan O'Hoppe: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jose Marte: 60-Day IL (elbow), Davis Daniel: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Pirates: Ji-Hwan Bae: 10-Day IL (ankle), Vince Velasquez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Hernandez: 15-Day IL (calf), Oneil Cruz: 60-Day IL (ankle), JT Brubaker: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jarlin Garcia: 60-Day IL (arm), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow)