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Torpeano and four relievers combines for a three hitter to past Tigers

Tropeano (5-6) gave up just one of the hits -- a solo homer by Nick Castellanos in the first inning -- in five innings. He was replaced to start the sixth inning despite making just 62 pitches because of what the team termed shoulder tightness.


Reuters Last Updated at 07 Aug 2018, 11:08 IST United States
Torpeano and four relievers combines for a three hitter to past Tigers

Nick Tropeano and four relievers combined for a three-hitter in the Los Angeles Angels' 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night in Anaheim, Calif.

Tropeano (5-6) gave up just one of the hits -- a solo homer by Nick Castellanos in the first inning -- in five innings. He was replaced to start the sixth inning despite making just 62 pitches because of what the team termed shoulder tightness.

Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian escaped a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the sixth inning when Los Angeles' lead was just 4-2, helping extend Detroit's losing streak to four games.

Andrelton Simmons and Kaleb Cowart led the Angels' offence, Simmons with two hits, including a home run, and Cowart with two doubles. Jose Briceno also had two hits for Los Angeles.

The Angels were without center fielder Mike Trout for the fifth game in a row because of a right wrist contusion. He received a cortisone injection Monday, and the club hopes Trout can return by Friday.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Castellanos hit a solo homer with two outs. The Angels got the run back in the bottom of the second.

Simmons singled with two outs, took third on a single by Briceno, then scored on a double by Cowart.

The Angels took the lead in the fourth inning when Albert Pujols singled and scored on a two-run homer by Simmons, his seventh of the season. Eric Young Jr. homered to lead off the fifth inning, his first of the year, and the Angels had a 4-1 lead.

Meanwhile, Tropeano settled in after allowing the first-inning run. He didn't yield a hit over the next four innings, the only Tiger to get on base during that stretch reaching on a walk.

However, after Tropeano exited because of the shoulder issue, the Tigers had a chance to get back into it. Noe Ramirez began the sixth inning, faced four batters and got none of them out. The last of the four, Jose Iglesias, drove in a run with a single to cut Detroit's deficit to 4-2.

With the bases loaded and no outs, Bedrosian entered the game and struck out Castellanos for the first out and then induced an inning-ending 4-6-3 double play from Jeimer Candelario.

The Angels added to their lead in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Young and an RBI groundout by David Fletcher to go up 6-2.

Hansel Robles pitched two hitless innings for Los Angeles before Justin Anderson struck out two in a perfect ninth inning.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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