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The Los Angeles Angels (6-10) and Tampa Bay Rays (9-7) will open up a three-game American League series on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

Las Vegas oddsmakers have established the Rays as -140 home favorites, while the total stands at 8 across the board.

Los Angeles comes in with a 2-4 record against left-handed starters in the early going, as the team has managed to hit just one home run in 168 at-bats versus southpaws on the year. Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is suffering from a career-worst 16-game streak to open any season without a ball leaving the yard.

Ervin Santana (0-3, 6.75 ERA) has been saddled with defeat in each of his first three starts, with the Angels' sputtering offense scoring just three runs in that span. He has also managed to surrender two home runs in each of his efforts thus far.

The right-hander enters with an even 5-5 mark and 5.23 ERA in 12 career starts versus the Rays, which ...

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