Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Miami0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 290
LA Angels0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 050
  W: E. Pérez (2-1)   L: P. Sandoval (3-4)   S: J. Chargois (1)
1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET16:07 ET20:07 GMT4:07 1:07 PM MST3:07 PM EST3:37 PM VEN0:07 UAE (+1)2:07 PM CT, May 28, 2023
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California  Attendance: 36,345

Jonathan Davis aims to lead Marlins to sweep of Angels

According to STATS
According to STATS

Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Angels

  1. The Marlins and Angels have played just 19 games against each other, with the Angels taking 12 of them, including three of the four meetings last season. The Marlins are 2-6 all-time at Angel Stadium, winning once in 2014 and once in 2005.
  2. Miami dropped three of four in Colorado and has gone just 2-7 on this western road trip. The Marlins are 17-41 on the road against NL West foes since 2019, and 8-18 since the start of last season; they went 4-4 in eight road games against AL West foes last season.
  3. Jorge Soler had multiple hits -- including a home run -- in each of the last three games at Coors Field and went 7-for-18 with three homers and five RBI over the four-game set. He leads MLB with 10 HR this month, the most by a Marlin in a calendar month since Giancarlo Stanton had 18 in August 2017.
  4. Jesus Luzardo conceded six earned runs over 5.0 innings in San Francisco on Sunday, one shy of his career high. The former Oakland pitcher has a 1.64 ERA in 11.0 innings of work against the Angels, including one run on two hits over 5.0 innings in his start against them last season with Miami.
  5. Los Angeles swept the Red Sox and has won six of its last seven dating back to the last game of its road trip. The Angels have allowed just six runs over their four-game win streak and notched their fifth shutout of the season on Tuesday, third in the AL behind the Rays (eight) and Blue Jays (seven).
  6. Shohei Ohtani allowed three home runs in a win in Baltimore on May 15, but bounced back to allow just one run on two hits against Minnesota in his last start. The two-way star had four hits, including a home run, in that May 15 start, but is hitting just .173 in the nine games since, with three of his six hits going for home runs.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/26/2023 thru 5/28/2023
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jonathan Davis is expected to be in center field Sunday for the Miami Marlins when they bid for a sweep of their three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

Davis was playing for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' organization when the Marlins traded for him last Monday, sending minor league outfielder Brady Allen to Detroit.

The Marlins were looking for outfield help in the absence of regular center fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr., who has been sidelined with turf toe.

Davis has fit in well with the Marlins, hitting .412 (7-for-17) with a triple, a homer and 1.206 OPS in five games. The 31-year-old journeyman struggled a bit on Saturday, though, going 0-for-6 with two runs scored in Miami's 8-5 win in 10 innings.

Davis has played 692 minor league games compared with 176 in the majors over six-plus seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers and Marlins.

Davis said his success with the Marlins is the result of his years of experience and is more mental than physical.

"I will say I do have a better routine -- (and) I know myself better," he said. "I know what I need to do regardless of whether I'm playing or not. ... If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready."

Davis was hitting .258 with five homers, 20 RBIs and five stolen bases in 36 games for the Mud Hens.

"He's been a huge addition ... big hit after big hit," Marlins manager Skip Schumaker said. "It's been a huge trade so far."

Right-hander Eury Perez (1-1, 3.86 ERA) will make the fourth start of his career for Miami on Sunday. He has yet to face the Angels.

Left-hander Patrick Sandoval (3-3, 3.47) will make his 10th start of the season for the Angels. He has lost his last two starts, giving up five earned runs and five walks in 12 1/3 innings in games against Cleveland and Minnesota.

Recent struggles aside, Sandoval has pitched well this season. He has yielded two earned runs or less in six of his nine starts.

"His bread-and-butter has always been that changeup, and he kind of lost the feel for that for a few months during (last) season and relied on the slider, which turned into just an electric pitch," Angels manager Phil Nevin said. "And watching him throw, the changeup has been really good and back to where it was."

Sandoval has yet to face the Marlins in his career.

He would be wise to tread carefully while pitching to Jorge Soler, who has homered in five straight games. Soler has 12 homers in May, tying Miami's team record for the month.

"It's like Barry Bonds right now," Garrett Cooper said of Soler. "If I was a betting man, I'd be putting a lot of bets on this guy."

Cooper had a tie-breaking double during the Marlins' four-run 10th inning on Saturday.

--Field Level Media

Updated May 28, 2023