Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels Game 50 Preview, TV, Lineup
By Dave Holcomb
Detroit Tigers (28-21) at Los Angeles Angels (24-24) – 10:05 PM ET
Angel Stadium – Anaheim, CA
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 70 degrees, clear
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So much for low scoring ballgames.
The Los Angeles Angels routed the Detroit Tigers, 12-2, on Thursday night. Los Angeles scored two runs in the first, three in the sixth and five in the seventh. Yikes.
Prior to the game, the Angels were ranked 26th in runs scored, but clearly they liked hitting off Buck Farmer, who was making his season debut for the Tigers. Farmer allowed seven runs on nine hits in five innings.
Los Angeles is back to the .500 mark after the big win on Thursday. Meanwhile, Detroit still has a solid record, but the Tigers are just 19-20 since their 9-1 start.
When We Last Met
Thursday was the first game between these two clubs this year, and Tigers fans would like to forget it. Detroit has now lost 10 of its last 11 games at Angel Stadium.
Last season, Tigers fans felt confident giving the ball to Anibal Sanchez after a loss, but this year, not so much. Sanchez is just 3-5 with a 6.12 ERA in 10 starts this season. He has allowed seven runs in each of his last two outings.
Hopefully, he can get himself corrected because with the way the offense is struggling, Sanchez can’t afford too many mistakes in order to give Detroit a chance to win.
27-year-old Hector Santiago is starting for the Angels. He is 3-3 with a 2.47 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings this season. In each of his last four starts, he has allowed three runs or fewer. In three of those four outings, Santiago has yielded one run or fewer, so once again, the Detroit offense will be tested.
1. Rajai Davis CF
2. Ian Kinsler 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
4. Yoenis Cespedes LF
5. J.D. Martinez RF
6. James McCann C
7. Nick Castellanos DH
8. Hernan Perez 3B
9. Jose Iglesias SS
1. Johnny Giavotella 2B
2. Mike Trout CF
3. Albert Pujols 1B
4. Kole Calhoun RF
5. David Freese 3B
6. Matt Joyce DH
7. Chris Iannetta C
8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF
9. Taylor Featherston SS
- Kyle Lobstein — 15-day DL
- Victor Martinez — 15-day DL
- Bruce Rondon — 15-day DL
- Alex Avila — 15-day DL
- Justin Verlander — 15-day DL
- Joe Nathan – Out for the Season
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