The Tigers were finished off by the Los Angeles Angels yesterday afternoon with Detroit losing 3-to-1 in ten innings at Comerica Park. The Angels made it a sweep of the 3-game set and the 6-game season series with their ninth straight victory against Detroit. The Tiger’s tame offense didn’t provide any support for starter Doug Fister, who took a no decision while holding the Angels to one run on seven hits over seven innings. Phil Coke fell to 0-and-5 with the loss.
The Tigers had a 4-and-6 record on their ten game home stand. Detroit now hits the road for 11 games, beginning tonight at Tampa Bay in the opener of a 3-game series with the Rays.The first place Tigers remain 2-and-a-half games up on the second place Indians in the Central Division with Cleveland losing last night at Baltimore.
The White Sox were idle Thursday while the Cubs beat the Brewers 7-to-2 yesterday afternoon at Milwaukee.
Meanwhile, former Tigers’ closer Jose Valverde has chosen to accept an assignment to Detroit’s Triple-A farm club in Toledo rather than enter free agency. Valverde cleared waivers on Monday after being designated for assignment by the Tigers last Friday.