Every time I think of the Angels, I think of the 2014 ALDS that ignited the most fun three-week stretch of my sports fandom life. Hopefully, the games this weekend are more like those three were.
The Angels, who come in at 6-4, will throw career reliever JC Ramirez tonight. He has pitched in 111 big-league games, but this will be his first start. He enters with a 2-0 record on the year, though he has allowed three runs on seven hits in five total innings.
Pitching for the Royals will be Danny Duffy, who enters at 1-0 after defeating the Astros last weekend. Duffy has made three career starts against Los Angeles, and the last two, one last year and one in 2015, were quality starts.
Here is the Kansas City lineup:
Royals lineup pic.twitter.com/6VxaDEjUTM— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) April 14, 2017