Good pitching stops good hitting. Yesterday the Angels ran into some really good pitching. Max Scherzer was on his game for the Tigers, going seven strong innings, giving up one run and striking out nine as the Tigers won 5-2 and took the series as well. The Angels are now four games out of a wild card spot and are fifth in the Wild Card Standings.
The Angels got the first run when Torii Hunter grounded into a double play, Mike Trout, who led off with an infield hit, scored. The Tigers tied it in the third when Omar Infante walked and Andy Dirks drove him home with a triple. The Tigers broke it open in the sixth when Prince Fielder and Delmon Young hit back to back home runs. They tacked on an insurance run in the eighth when Dirks and Fielder singled, and Quentin Berry hit a sac fly. The Angels tried a comeback in the ninth when Hunter was hit by a pitch, went to second on defensive indifference and scored on Kendrys Morales‘ single.