Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels (-115, 8)
The American League West race continues to be one of the best and will be featured on Sunday Night Baseball as the Angels host the Rangers.HAREN'S HOPE
Dan Haren should be activated in time to make Sunday's start against the Texas Rangers. Haren threw a bullpen session Friday and if he feels healthy, he will make the start.
The righty struggled before going on the disabled list. He allowed 23 runs in his last four starts with two of those games coming against Cleveland and Toronto.
Haren faced the Rangers back on June 3 and allowed two runs on seven hits in five innings of work, striking out two while walking two others.SOUTHPAW SUCCESS
Matt Harrison has been incredible for the Rangers this season. He has allowed two earned runs or less in seven straight outings and in nine of his last 10 starts. Harrison's success has allowed for him to win eight of his last nine decisions after a bit of a struggle to start the year.
He has faced the Angels twice this season allowing seven runs and eight hits in just over 12 innings. Harrison's lone awful road start came all the way back on May 2 when he gave up eight runs in Toronto.TROUT FISHING
Mike Trout continues to amaze those in Major League Baseball. He has hit safely in the first eight games since the All-Star break. He has more than 100 hits on the season in just over 70 games and he is No. 1 in stolen bases.
Before this series, Trout was 10-for-24 against the Rangers with one home run and seven RBIs. Trout has dominated opposing pitchers and he continues to flash speed and power which makes him a tough out at the top of the lineup.TEAM TRENDS
Rangers are 22-6 in their last 28 Sunday games
Rangers are 14-2 in Harrison's last 16 Sunday starts
Angels are 6-0 in their last six Sunday games
Angels are 10-1 in their last 11 games vs. left-handed startersHITTERS TO WATCH
Adrian Beltre 24-for-55 vs. Haren
Josh Hamilton 6-for-18 vs. Haren
Erick Aybar 2-for-16 vs. Harrison
Mike Trout 1-for-9 vs. Harrison