MLB Expert Picks: Angels @ Rangers, 08:35 PM

Ballpark in Arlington on Wednesday night. After the end of their slump versus one of baseball's hottest pitchers, the Texas Rangers now appear well-poised to take ahead their turnaround when they face one of the coldest teams in MLB this year. The Rangers are now looking for another exemplary performance and a three-game whitewash of struggling Jerome Williams and the away team Los Angeles Angels tonight. Following a pair of runs, ninth-inning rally to win the first game, Texas (58-49) went on for another thrilling win on Tuesday by tying the game in the ninth and winning it in the 10th inning 14-11 on a walk-off, three-run homer by Leonys Martin. The Rangers broke through with half a dozen runs and 11 hits in four innings off Angels starter C.J. Wilson, who has the record of winning seven out of his earlier eight starts. The slumbering lineup had an average of 2.5 runs and it batted with an average of .234 over the team's prior 16 contests.

Baseball predictions expert reports that Adrian Beltre had showed a good performance on Tuesday, he had three hits and two RBIs, going 9 for 21 in his past five matchups against the Angels.  Meanwhile, Geovany Soto has the record of homers in both of the games of this set. Soto is 5 for 11 in the season series. The Washington's club will look for a continuity of that production against Williams who is at 5-7 with 4.85 ERA and whose 8.90 ERA since June 22 is the highest in the MLB for any pitcher with at least five starts. The right-hander had lost 0-5 during a seven-start winless stretch after producing four runs and six hits over total five innings in a 6-4 loss at Oakland on Friday. Williams had pitched seven innings and allowed pair of runs in a 4-2 home win over the Rangers on June 1, 2012. He hasn't produced a hit against them over five non-scoring innings of relief this season. Beltre has had success in the game, going 8 for 18 with a home run, a double and four RBIs, while Nelson Cruz is at 9 for 15 with three homers and nine RBIs. Teammate Elvis Andrus is now batting at an average of .341 during a dozen-game hitting streak, but he's 2 for 15 lifetime against Williams.

Free MLB picks insider informs that Texas left-hander Martin Perez who is at 3-3 with a 4.37ERA will look to cushion Los Angeles’ (48-57) efforts to revert its first half-a-dozen-game losing streak since June 4-10, 2011. Perez was tagged for a career-low seven runs – of which six were earned - and total eight hits in a three-plus innings’ stretch in an 11-8, 11-inning loss at Cleveland on Friday. He's now 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in his past three outings. This will be his first start against the Angels. Perez has allowed a pair of hits in one scoreless inning of relief against Angels in a 6-2 loss July 31, 2012. That's the right area where the LA Angels has struggled in this series. Closer Ernesto Frieri had transformed 25 of 27 saves before straight blown chances in Texas. After going 6 for 6 with a pair of doubles and four walks in a pair of games, All-Star Mike Trout is hitting an average of .385 with six homers and 14 RBIs in 17 career games in Arlington. Former Ranger Josh Hamilton is at 4 for 9 with half a dozen RBIs in the series and 13 for 26 in his last six against his old club. The Angels won't cast third baseman Alberto Callaspo in the lineup. Callaspo was traded to Oakland in exchange of infielder Grant Green on Tuesday.

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