Angels pull away and pound Tigers 11-4 and win series

DETROIT (AP) Eric Young Jr. is taking advantage of the opportunity to play in place of Mike Trout.

Young had three hits and scored three runs, helping the Los Angeles Angels rout the Detroit Tigers 11-4 Thursday.

The 32-year-old outfielder is hitting .333 since getting called up from Triple-A Salt Lake on May 29 to fill in for in for Trout, a two-time AL MVP recovering from a hand injury.

''He's showing what his skillset is and he's playing good defense,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''And on both sides of the plate, he's just getting clutch hits.''

The switch-hitting Young shrugged off the success he's having, saying he's not thinking about it too much about regularly being in the lineup.

''As long as I see my name in there, hopefully I'm doing something that warrants keeping me in there,'' Young said. ''If I come in the next day and see my name in there, I must have done something well enough the night before to get the next start.

Albert Pujols hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly to cap a four-run fifth inning and the Angels added six runs in the seventh, allowing them to pull away and win the three-game series.

JC Ramirez (6-4) gave up four runs - allowing the Tigers to take an early 4-1 lead - and 10 hits over five innings.

Michael Fulmer (6-4) allowed five runs and nine hits over a season-low, 4 1/3 innings.

''I made some good pitches. I made some bad pitches,'' he said. ''And, they hit both.''

Danny Espinosa had three hits and three RBIs and Andrelton Simmons had three hits and two RBIs for the Angels, who got two runs batted in by C.J. Cron .

Detroit relievers Arcenio Leon and Daniel Stumpf combined. Nick Castellanos extended his hitting streak to a season-long seven games with three hits, including a solo homer in the second, and had two RBIs for the Tigers.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Scioscia discussed life without Trout, who had surgery May 31 on his left thumb and is expected to be out until at least mid-July.

''It's a void no doubt, but even with Mike our lineup needed to get deeper,'' he said. ''We weren't really firing on all cylinders. Without him, it was paramount that the guys who were struggling get going, and we're starting to see it with Kole (Calhoun). C.J. Cron is coming back. These guys have to become productive.''

Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander threw Thursday under the watchful eye of manager Brad Ausmus and pitching coach Rich Dubee. Verlander left his previous start Sunday with groin tightness in his right leg, but an MRI came back clean.

''His health is key,'' Ausmus said. ''He's a horse. He drives the wagon.''

He's expected to start Saturday in Boston, but his status could affect whether catcher James McCann (cut left hand) is activated from the DL for Friday's game.

If Verlander needs to miss a start, Ausmus indicated he might wait a day or two to activate McCann and perhaps make a move to recall a pitcher. McCann had four hits Wednesday off top Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo.

IRONED OUT

Ausmus met with Castellanos on Wednesday night to discuss the incident in which Castellanos angrily tried to slam his helmet into a cubby hole when he was removed for pinch-runner Andrew Romine in the eighth inning. The helmet accidentally clipped teammate Miguel Cabrera in the head.

''We talked,'' Ausmus said. ''It's done. Players throw helmets on almost a daily basis.''

Ausmus was not perturbed by Castellanos' actions.

''I don't want him to be happy about being taken out of the game,'' Ausmus said. ''I don't want pitchers to be happy when I take them out of the game. I don't want anyone to be happy about being pinch-hit for, but it's also part of the game. I was mad when I got pinch-hit for. They're competitors. You don't want them to be, `Ho hum, you pinch-hit for me.' You should want the bat in your hands and the ball in your hands.''

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker, who is 4-1 in his last five starts, pitches the opener of a three-game set at Houston.

Tigers: RHP Jordan Zimmermann, who is 0-3 on the road this season, opens a weekend series at Boston.

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AngelsLAA31-32
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TigersDET29-30
1210000004151
  • W: J. Ramirez (6-4)L: M. Fulmer (6-4)
  • HR: DET - N. Castellanos (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Simmons SS52320001.276.339.401.7398.0
C. Pennington SS0000-000.231.307.231.000-
K. Calhoun RF41210101.235.319.385.7045.0
A. Pujols DH40110002.243.289.394.6842.0
Y. Escobar 3B41100101.283.333.413.7463.0
C. Cron 1B51120003.232.275.326.6014.0
B. Revere LF30000013.210.222.306.529-0.5
a- S. Robinson CF11000100.182.250.182.4322.0
E. Young LF53310000.333.436.515.9518.0
D. Espinosa 2B41330000.165.246.299.5458.0
J. Graterol C41110003.257.257.286.5433.0
  • a-walked for Revere in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B42300002.249.345.379.7248.0
A. Presley RF10000011.250.333.417.750-0.5
A. Avila C40110105.322.439.6351.0744.0
M. Cabrera 1B30110103.271.381.422.8023.0
J. Hicks 1B10000000.306.320.571.8910.0
V. Martinez DH51100023.267.344.395.7392.0
J. Martinez RF40100023.289.390.7351.1251.0
M. Mahtook CF10100000.224.268.418.6861.0
J. Upton LF50100026.256.348.497.8460.0
N. Castellanos 3B41321012.230.309.396.7068.5
A. Romine 2B40100021.248.325.369.6940.0
D. Machado SS40200011.309.345.364.7081.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Simmons (11), E. Young (3), D. Espinosa (7)
    • SF - A. Pujols (2)
    • RBI - A. Simmons 2 (25), K. Calhoun (24), A. Pujols (43), C. Cron 2 (12), E. Young (3), D. Espinosa 3 (21), J. Graterol (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (8)
    BATTING
    • 2B - I. Kinsler (8), A. Avila (9), V. Martinez (10), J. Martinez (5), N. Castellanos (13)
    • HR - N. Castellanos (6)
    • RBI - A. Avila (25), M. Cabrera (27), N. Castellanos 2 (29)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Avila (10), N. Castellanos (15)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - I. Kinsler (2)
    • CS - N. Castellanos (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - K. Calhoun (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Upton 2 (3)
    • E - J. Upton (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Ramirez (W, 6-4)5.010441414.331.279.0
    K. Middleton (H, 2)1.02000202.511.192.0
    B. Parker1.01001302.221.022.5
    D. Hernandez1.01000203.061.133.0
    B. Pounders1.01000005.681.892.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Ramirez (W, 6-4)5.0
    K. Middleton (H, 2)1.0
    B. Parker1.0
    D. Hernandez1.0
    B. Pounders1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fulmer (L, 6-4)4.19550103.401.16-6.5
    S. Greene0.20000001.631.050.0
    A. Leon1.12442006.351.06-5.0
    D. Stumpf0.232210018.006.00-6.0
    F. Rodriguez1.01000006.981.662.0
    W. Saupold1.00000001.720.893.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Ramirez 89-59, K. Middleton 23-15, B. Parker 27-16, D. Hernandez 14-9, B. Pounders 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Ramirez 5-4, B. Pounders 1-2
    • Batters Faced - J. Ramirez 24, K. Middleton 5, B. Parker 5, D. Hernandez 4, B. Pounders 4
    • Balks - B. Pounders
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 74-49, S. Greene 4-2, A. Leon 26-11, D. Stumpf 17-9, F. Rodriguez 6-5, W. Saupold 7-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 5-7, A. Leon 1-3, F. Rodriguez 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 22, S. Greene 2, A. Leon 8, D. Stumpf 5, F. Rodriguez 3, W. Saupold 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    AngelsLAA31-32
    00104060011150
    TigersDET29-30
    1210000004151
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Simmons SS52320001.276.339.401.7398.0
    C. Pennington SS0000-000.231.307.231.000-
    K. Calhoun RF41210101.235.319.385.7045.0
    A. Pujols DH40110002.243.289.394.6842.0
    Y. Escobar 3B41100101.283.333.413.7463.0
    C. Cron 1B51120003.232.275.326.6014.0
    B. Revere LF30000013.210.222.306.529-0.5
    a- S. Robinson CF11000100.182.250.182.4322.0
    E. Young LF53310000.333.436.515.9518.0
    D. Espinosa 2B41330000.165.246.299.5458.0
    J. Graterol C41110003.257.257.286.5433.0
    Total3911151103114-----
    • a-walked for Revere in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B42300002.249.345.379.7248.0
    A. Presley RF10000011.250.333.417.750-0.5
    A. Avila C40110105.322.439.6351.0744.0
    M. Cabrera 1B30110103.271.381.422.8023.0
    J. Hicks 1B10000000.306.320.571.8910.0
    V. Martinez DH51100023.267.344.395.7392.0
    J. Martinez RF40100023.289.390.7351.1251.0
    M. Mahtook CF10100000.224.268.418.6861.0
    J. Upton LF50100026.256.348.497.8460.0
    N. Castellanos 3B41321012.230.309.396.7068.5
    A. Romine 2B40100021.248.325.369.6940.0
    D. Machado SS40200011.309.345.364.7081.5
    Total404154121127-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Simmons (11), E. Young (3), D. Espinosa (7)
      • SF - A. Pujols (2)
      • RBI - A. Simmons 2 (25), K. Calhoun (24), A. Pujols (43), C. Cron 2 (12), E. Young (3), D. Espinosa 3 (21), J. Graterol (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (8)
      BATTING
      • 2B - I. Kinsler (8), A. Avila (9), V. Martinez (10), J. Martinez (5), N. Castellanos (13)
      • HR - N. Castellanos (6)
      • RBI - A. Avila (25), M. Cabrera (27), N. Castellanos 2 (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Avila (10), N. Castellanos (15)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - I. Kinsler (2)
      • CS - N. Castellanos (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - K. Calhoun (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Upton 2 (3)
      • E - J. Upton (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Ramirez (W, 6-4)5.010441414.331.279.0
      K. Middleton (H, 2)1.02000202.511.192.0
      B. Parker1.01001302.221.022.5
      D. Hernandez1.01000203.061.133.0
      B. Pounders1.01000005.681.892.0
      Total9.015442111---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Ramirez (W, 6-4)5.0
      K. Middleton (H, 2)1.0
      B. Parker1.0
      D. Hernandez1.0
      B. Pounders1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fulmer (L, 6-4)4.19550103.401.16-6.5
      S. Greene0.20000001.631.050.0
      A. Leon1.12442006.351.06-5.0
      D. Stumpf0.232210018.006.00-6.0
      F. Rodriguez1.01000006.981.662.0
      W. Saupold1.00000001.720.893.0
      Total9.0151111310---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fulmer (L, 6-4)4.1
      S. Greene0.2
      A. Leon1.1
      D. Stumpf0.2
      F. Rodriguez1.0
      W. Saupold1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Ramirez 89-59, K. Middleton 23-15, B. Parker 27-16, D. Hernandez 14-9, B. Pounders 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Ramirez 5-4, B. Pounders 1-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Ramirez 24, K. Middleton 5, B. Parker 5, D. Hernandez 4, B. Pounders 4
      • Balks - B. Pounders
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 74-49, S. Greene 4-2, A. Leon 26-11, D. Stumpf 17-9, F. Rodriguez 6-5, W. Saupold 7-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 5-7, A. Leon 1-3, F. Rodriguez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 22, S. Greene 2, A. Leon 8, D. Stumpf 5, F. Rodriguez 3, W. Saupold 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Simmons singled to shallow left, Young scored, Espinosa out at third114
        Espinosa singled to shallow center, Cron and Robinson scored, Young to second104
        Young singled to shallow center, Escobar scored, Cron to third, Robinson to second84
        Cron singled to shallow left, Simmons and Calhoun scored, Escobar to second74
      • 5TH INNING
        Pujols hit sacrifice fly to left, Simmons scored, Calhoun to second on left fielder Upton fielding error54
        Calhoun singled to right, Graterol scored, Simmons to third44
        Simmons singled to shallow center, Espinosa scored, Graterol to second34
        Graterol reached on an infield single to shortstop, Young scored, Espinosa to second24
      • 3RD INNING
        Castellanos singled to left, Martinez scored14
        Espinosa doubled to left center, Young scored13
      • 2ND INNING
        Avila doubled to deep center, Kinsler scored03
        Castellanos homered to right center02
      • 1ST INNING
        Cabrera singled to shallow right, Kinsler scored, Avila to second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Warwick Saupold relieved Francisco Rodriguez
        • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Cron fouled out to catcher
        • S. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Robinson fouled out to catcher
        • E. Young: Young flied out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brooks Pounders relieved David Hernandez
        • Cliff Pennington at shortstop
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez flied out to left
        • M. Mahtook: Mahtook singled to right
        • J. Upton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahtook to second on balk, Ball, Upton flied out to left
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Francisco Rodriguez relieved Daniel Stumpf
        • Mikie Mahtook in center
        • Alex Presley in right
        • Andrew Romine at second
        • K. Calhoun: Calhoun singled to shallow left, Calhoun out at second
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols fouled out to first
        • John Hicks at first
        • Y. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Escobar grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • David Hernandez relieved Blake Parker
        • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • D. Machado: Machado singled to center
        • A. Presley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Presley struck out swinging
        • A. Avila: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Avila flied out to deep left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Shane Greene pitching
        • Arcenio Leon pitching
        • Keynan Middleton pitching
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Simmons doubled to left
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
        • A. Pujols: Pujols flied out to right
        • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar walked, Simmons to third, Calhoun to second
        • C. Cron: Cron singled to shallow left, Simmons and Calhoun scored, Escobar to second
        • Daniel Stumpf relieved Arcenio Leon
        • Shane Robinson hit for Ben Revere
        • S. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Robinson walked, Escobar to third, Cron to second
        • E. Young: Young singled to shallow center, Escobar scored, Cron to third, Robinson to second
        • D. Espinosa: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Espinosa singled to shallow center, Cron and Robinson scored, Young to second
        • J. Graterol: Graterol fouled out to first
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Simmons singled to shallow left, Young scored, Espinosa out at third
        • Middle of the 7th (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Shane Robinson in center
        • Blake Parker relieved Keynan Middleton
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martinez doubled to deep center, Cabrera to third
        • J. Upton: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Leon Pitching:
        • E. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Young grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Espinosa: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Espinosa fouled out to first
        • J. Graterol: Graterol lined out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Middleton Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castellanos doubled to right center
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Romine struck out on foul tip
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Kinsler reached on an infield single to shortstop, Castellanos to third
        • A. Avila: Ball, Avila fouled out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • E. Young: Strike looking, Young doubled to right
        • D. Espinosa: Foul, Ball, Ball, Espinosa singled to right center, Young to third
        • J. Graterol: Strike looking, Graterol reached on an infield single to shortstop, Young scored, Espinosa to second
        • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Simmons singled to shallow center, Espinosa scored, Graterol to second
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun singled to right, Graterol scored, Simmons to third
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Pujols hit sacrifice fly to left, Simmons scored, Calhoun to second on left fielder Upton fielding error
        • Y. Escobar: Ball, Escobar singled to center, Calhoun to third
        • C. Cron: Cron fouled out to second
        • B. Revere: Ball, Ball, Revere lined out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 6 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Ramirez Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez lined out to second
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Ball, Upton singled to right, Upton out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Pujols reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Escobar flied out to right
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Cron lined out to right
        • B. Revere: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Revere lined out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Ramirez Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Foul, Romine singled to shallow right
        • D. Machado: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Machado singled to shallow right, Romine to second
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler flied out to left
        • A. Avila: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila lined out to left
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • E. Young: Foul, Young singled to shallow right
        • D. Espinosa: Espinosa doubled to left center, Young scored
        • J. Graterol: Graterol grounded out to first, Espinosa to third
        • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Simmons flied out to shallow second
        • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Ramirez Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Martinez doubled to deep left
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop, Martinez to third
        • J. Upton: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Upton popped out to first
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Castellanos singled to left, Martinez scored
        • A. Romine: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Castellanos caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • Y. Escobar: Escobar grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cron flied out to second
        • B. Revere: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Revere struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Ramirez Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Castellanos homered to right center
        • A. Romine: Ball, Romine grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Machado flied out to deep right
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kinsler doubled to left
        • A. Avila: Ball, Strike swinging, Avila doubled to deep center, Kinsler scored
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera lined out to second
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons grounded out to third
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike swinging, Pujols lined out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kinsler singled to shallow left
        • A. Avila: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Kinsler stole second, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to shallow right, Kinsler scored, Avila to second
        • V. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)