The Angels suffer their 8th consecutive losing season as the Tigers secure a 5-3 victory, completing a sweep of the 3-game series.

The Los Angeles Angels suffered their eighth consecutive losing season after being defeated by Detroit 5-3 on Sunday. The Tigers secured a three-game sweep with Jake Rogers hitting two home runs in the first three innings.

Playing without injured players Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, the Angels (68-82) have suffered five consecutive losses and now hold a record of 4-12 in September.

Rogers had four RBIs as Detroit swept a three-game series at Anaheim for the first time since Aug. 16-18, 1993. The Tigers won for the sixth time in eight games and improved to 3-0 on a California trip that moves on to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland.

“We are exhausted from constantly losing. We are exhausted from being excluded from the competition,” expressed Tigers manager A.J. Hinch. “We witness various teams rejoicing or preparing for the playoffs. If we aspire to be one of those teams, we must exert maximum effort and persist until the very end.”

In the second inning, Rogers hit a home run to give Detroit the lead. In the third inning, he hit another home run, this time with three runners on base, increasing their lead to 5-0. Throughout the season, he has hit a total of 19 home runs and has had two games where he hit multiple home runs.

“I am happy to be back in good health and playing on a daily basis. This was my primary objective,” stated Rogers, who was unable to participate in the previous season due to undergoing elbow surgery. “I have managed to have some successful at-bats and I take pride in my accomplishments. Hopefully, I can continue this momentum for the remaining two weeks.”

The Angels suffer their 8th consecutive losing season as the Tigers secure a 5-3 victory, completing a sweep of the 3-game series.

Joey Wentz, with a record of 3-11, achieved his second victory in 16 games since May 14. He surrendered three runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings. Alex Lange closed the game flawlessly in the ninth inning, securing his 24th save out of 29 opportunities. This came after allowing three runs in the previous game’s ninth inning, which the Tigers ultimately won in the 10th.

Reid Detmers, who was supposed to start as scheduled, was unable to play for the Angels due to illness. Jimmy Herget began the game with an inning where no runs were scored, while Kenny Rosenberg (1-2) allowed five runs and seven hits in a span of five innings.

Randal Grichuk smacked his 15th home run for the Angels, a two-run shot in the sixth inning. Nolan Schanuel, a rookie for the Angels, hit a double to extend his impressive on-base streak to 22 games, setting a new record for the team at the beginning of his career.

“I am truly impressed,” commented Angels manager Phil Nevin about Schanuel. “He may have struck out in his initial at-bat, but since then, he has appeared at ease with every aspect of the game.”


Trout, who has played only one game since injuring his left hand on July 3, will be traveling with the Angels on their upcoming trip. He will be practicing his swings in batting cages during this time. Kyren Paris, the second baseman, was unable to play due to a sore thumb. Chase Silseth, the right-handed pitcher, suffered a head injury from a throw during a game on August 26. He made a recovery and started a game for Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday. However, he struggled, walking two batters and giving up two runs with three hits in just one-third of an inning.


Tigers: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (11-8, 3.32 ERA) starts Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team he blocked a trade to at the deadline. RHP Lance Lynn (11-11, 5.94) starts for the Dodgers.

Angels: LHP Patrick Sandoval (7-13, 4.48 ERA) to the mound Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Tampa Bay, which starts RHP Taj Bradley (5-7, 5.56).

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