The Texas Rangers (61-59) fell to the Detroit Tigers (59-61) on Thursday evening, losing 4-0 in the opening game of the three game series.
“That’s probably the best he’s pitched all year, I think”, Ausmus said. “He made his pitches all night”. Rougned Odor ended the no-hitter with a double to left, but Texas never got a runner past second base.
“That pretty much summed up the night”, Moreland said.
Texas belted a few balls hard but never got another hit.
“Our offense came out and we threatened numerous times”, he said.
Simon kept Rangers hitters off balance throughout the night, totaling five strikeouts and allowing just two walks.
“When a guy pitches a game like that, you don’t like it. It doesn’t feel good”. “He did a decent job of limiting the damage, but he pitched himself into too much trouble”. Fielder said before the game.
“I just put it in my mind and tried to just throw the ball down and tried to put it on the plate, and everything came true”, Simon said.
The first shutout and first complete game of Simon’s career also helped a bullpen that had been asked to throw 15 innings in the previous three games. The game is scheduled for a 7:08 p.m. start time and it will be televised live in both markets. He surrendered only one hit and needed to manage only five baserunners all through the diversion. Verlander has been outstanding the past two times out with no earned runs allowed on seven hits in 13 innings. Right fielder Colby Rasmus silenced any murmurs of a potential no-hit bid with a leadoff single in the fifth, but Archer responded by retiring the next three batters.
INDIANS 3, YANKEES 2 Josh Tomlin had his second impressive start since returning from shoulder surgery, Cody Allen worked out of his own jam in the ninth inning and Cleveland held on for a victory over host New York.
Miley allowed one run on six hits while striking out six in 7 1-3 innings. “What I really liked was the pace of his game”. In those three games, Perez has posted a 1-0 record with a 2.21 ERA and has not surrendered a single home run.
In the sixth inning, Banister challenged whether Kinsler had been pulled off the bag while attempting to turn a 3-6-3 double play. The Tigers acquired Norris and Matt Boyd in the trade for David Price, then picked up Wolf for future considerations on Thursday. Rizzo’s three-run drive capped a four-run third inning that saw Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez get ejected.
Remarkably, Detroit’s still only 3.5 games out of the wild card race, and if they are to continue to make noise, they will have to do so thanks to their pitchers stepping up in spite of some remarkable odds.