Los Angeles Angels Probable Pitchers & Starting Lineup vs. Texas Rangers, September 27

Sep 26, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Jo Adell (7) greets
Sep 26, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Jo Adell (7) greets / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Angels won a laugher on Tuesday night, winning 9-3 against the Texas Rangers behind seven strong innings from Reid Detmers in his final start of the season. The Angels will now look for a series win against these Rangers and to put a crimp in their division title hopes.

Probable starting pitchers

Griffin Canning has had a nice season after missing the entirety of the 2022 campaign due to injury. The right-hander has a 4.39 ERA in 23 appearances (21 starts) and 121 innings pitched. For much of the year, he was the Angels most consistent starter not named Shohei Ohtani. He'll look for a strong finish against a Rangers team that managed to score four runs against him in just 3.2 innings of work in Texas last month.

Dane Dunning wasn't expected to be a regular member of the Rangers rotation but once Jacob deGrom went down, the right-hander took on that role and has run with it. He has a 3.88 ERA in 33 appearances (24 starts) this season in 162.1 innings pitched. Dunning has been a saving grace for the Rangers, but has really struggled in September as his 6.65 ERA in four starts would indicate.

Los Angeles Angels starting lineup

1. Randal Grichuk - LF
2. Zach Neto - SS
3. Brandon Drury - 1B
4. Mike Moustakas - DH
5. Logan O'Hoppe - C
6. Jo Adell - CF
7. Michael Stefanic - 3B
8. Jared Walsh - RF
9. David Fletcher - 2B

Texas Rangers starting lineup

1. Marcus Semien - 2B
2. Corey Seager - SS
3. Nathaniel Lowe - 1B
4. Adolis Garcia - RF
5. Josh Jung - 3B
6. Jonah Heim - C
7. Mitch Garver - DH
8. Leody Taveras - CF
9. Evan Carter - LF

Which LA Angels player needs to bounce back today?

Jared Walsh hitting three home runs since returning to the majors this month has been awesome to see, but the 30-year-old recording just five hits in his 35 at-bats since his recall has not been nearly as good. Walsh has alarmingly struck out 18 times in those 35 at-bats and still looks just off offensively. He went hitless last night and will hope to get back in the hit column tonight.

Which LA Angels player will be the X-factor in today's game?

Jo Adell now has a four-game hitting streak after his 2-for-4 day on Tuesday night. Adell has an .867 OPS in 30 at-bats since being activated off the IL and will look to boost that once again with a big game tonight.