McCann's grand slam lifts Tigers to 9-3 win over Angels

DETROIT (AP) James McCann hit a drive to left field and paused ever so slightly - not enough to cause any sort of incident, but enough to make it clear he realized how well he'd connected.

''That was a good feeling, and a big spot in the game to open it up like that,'' the Detroit catcher said. ''I try not to show anybody up. It was definitely a special hit, a special feeling for me.''

McCann's grand slam in the third inning lifted the Tigers to a 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. Matthew Boyd pitched impressively into the sixth inning for Detroit, and although Mike Trout hit his major league-leading 18th homer for the Angels in the ninth, by then the Tigers had this game well under control.

Boyd (3-4) allowed two hits in five-plus innings. His first scoreless outing of the season came on a hot day in which Detroit outfielder Niko Goodrum had to leave the game because of heat exhaustion. The temperature was around 90 degrees when Goodrum was removed for a defensive replacement in the fourth.

''Niko's fine,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''He was pretty shaky out there. He was having a hard time grabbing his breath. ... He's doing good right now.''

Before leaving the game, Goodrum made a contribution. He beat out an infield hit in the second and went to third on a single by John Hicks. JaCoby Jones grounded into a double play, but the run came home to put the Tigers up 1-0.

McCann broke the game open an inning later with a drive to left for his third career grand slam. Leonys Martin added a solo homer in the seventh, and Victor Reyes made it 7-0 with a triple later that inning - his first career RBI.

Tyler Skaggs (3-4) allowed five runs and six hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out five.

''I've got to be better than that, but I didn't get any breaks,'' Skaggs said. ''There was a lot of soft contact that found a hole, and then when I make a bad pitch, it ends up as a grand slam.''

Boyd walked three and struck out four.

''He did a nice job of changing speeds and moving the ball around,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''We got his pitch count up, but we didn't get a lot of good swings.''

Albert Pujols hit an RBI double in the eighth for the Angels and scored on a double by Andrelton Simmons. Trout's solo shot came with two outs in the ninth.

Angels catcher Martin Maldonado and Scioscia were both ejected in the seventh after Maldonado was called out on strikes.

OHTANI'S NEXT START?

Scioscia said two-way star Shohei Ohtani is ''penciled in'' to pitch Wednesday night at Detroit, but there's still some uncertainty. ''We will let you know (Tuesday),'' Scioscia said.

REMEMBERING

Before the game, McCann posted pictures on Twitter of shoes with the names of service members on them. Afterward, he talked about what Memorial Day means to him.

''I feel very blessed to be able to play a game for a living, and the freedoms that we have here,'' McCann said. ''Being able to honor the fallen, people that paid the ultimate sacrifice - one day doesn't seem like enough.''

RETURNS

Justin Upton and Ian Kinsler returned to Detroit as members of the Angels. The Tigers traded Upton to Los Angeles last season and dealt Kinsler there in the offseason. Each had one hit Monday.

TRANSACTIONS

The Angels recalled RHP Akeel Morris from Triple-A Salt Lake and designated LHP Ian Krol for assignment. Morris gave up the two Detroit runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Simmons appeared shaken up but was able to stay in the game after nearly making a spectacular assist at shortstop in the third. With men on first and second and one out, Simmons made a diving stop to his right on Jeimer Candelario's grounder - then immediately flung the ball to third to try for a force play. Dixon Machado was there safely, however, and McCann followed with his grand slam. ... Upton (forearm) was back in the lineup after being held out Sunday against the New York Yankees.

Tigers: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (right shoulder) made a rehab start Sunday night with Triple-A Toledo, allowing seven runs in two thirds of an inning.

UP NEXT

Detroit RHP Michael Fulmer (2-3) takes the mound Tuesday night against RHP Nick Tropeano (2-3) of the Angels.

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LAA29-25
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DET24-29
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  • W: M. Boyd (3-4)L: T. Skaggs (3-4)
  • HR: LAA - M. Trout (18), DET - L. Martin (6), J. McCann (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Z. Cozart 3B40000014.232.313.395.7070.5
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J. Upton LF41100122.251.329.452.7812.0
A. Pujols DH41110002.247.286.404.6904.0
A. Simmons SS30210101.337.403.482.8855.0
J. Marte 1B20000002.277.338.462.8000.0
a- L. Valbuena PH-1B10000110.220.268.326.5930.5
I. Kinsler 2B40100004.179.249.263.5111.0
M. Maldonado C30000012.250.312.359.671-0.5
J. Briceno C10000002.400.5001.0001.5000.0
C. Young RF10100100.161.277.304.5804.0
b- K. Calhoun PH-RF10000100.153.201.190.3911.0
  • a-struck out for Marte in the 7th
  • b-walked for Young in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin DH51111023.250.309.433.7425.0
N. Castellanos RF41100100.322.369.497.8673.0
J. Candelario 3B31100101.273.364.516.8803.0
J. McCann C32141112.266.324.396.72010.5
N. Goodrum LF21100000.250.314.481.7952.0
V. Reyes LF20110011.139.139.194.3333.5
J. Hicks 1B40100021.279.326.467.7930.0
J. Jones CF41200001.235.277.386.6625.0
J. Iglesias SS41210001.251.304.369.6734.0
D. Machado 2B31110112.211.267.289.5564.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Pujols (10), A. Simmons (12)
    • HR - M. Trout (18)
    • RBI - M. Trout (35), A. Pujols (27), A. Simmons (32)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Trout (12)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Jones 2 (12), D. Machado (10)
    • 3B - V. Reyes
    • HR - L. Martin (6), J. McCann (4)
    • RBI - L. Martin (17), J. McCann 4 (19), V. Reyes, J. Iglesias (17), D. Machado (17)
    • 2-Out RBI - V. Reyes
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Young (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Kinsler-Marte; Valbuena-Simmons)
    • PB - J. Briceno
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Iglesias-Machado-Hicks)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Skaggs (L, 3-4)5.06553513.601.28-1.5
    C. Bedrosian1.01000103.521.572.5
    A. Morris2.05441117.562.04-3.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Skaggs (L, 3-4)5.0
    C. Bedrosian1.0
    A. Morris2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Boyd (W, 3-4)5.02003403.001.0719.0
    L. Coleman1.21000201.860.833.0
    D. Stumpf0.00001005.711.90-1.0
    B. Farmer0.23221005.921.81-6.0
    J. Jimenez0.20000002.491.140.0
    W. Saupold1.01110012.791.451.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Boyd (W, 3-4)5.0
    L. Coleman1.2
    D. Stumpf0.0
    B. Farmer0.2
    J. Jimenez0.2
    W. Saupold1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Morris
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 82-50, C. Bedrosian 14-11, A. Morris 42-27
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 4-5, C. Bedrosian 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 23, C. Bedrosian 4, A. Morris 11
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Boyd (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 102-59, L. Coleman 18-13, D. Stumpf 4-0, B. Farmer 25-16, J. Jimenez 6-4, W. Saupold 17-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 1-10, L. Coleman 1-1, B. Farmer 2-0, W. Saupold 1-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 21, L. Coleman 5, D. Stumpf, B. Farmer 6, J. Jimenez 2, W. Saupold 4
    • Balks - M. Boyd
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    LAA29-25
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    DET24-29
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Z. Cozart 3B40000014.232.313.395.7070.5
    M. Trout CF51111013.303.448.6761.1235.5
    J. Upton LF41100122.251.329.452.7812.0
    A. Pujols DH41110002.247.286.404.6904.0
    A. Simmons SS30210101.337.403.482.8855.0
    J. Marte 1B20000002.277.338.462.8000.0
    a- L. Valbuena PH-1B10000110.220.268.326.5930.5
    I. Kinsler 2B40100004.179.249.263.5111.0
    M. Maldonado C30000012.250.312.359.671-0.5
    J. Briceno C10000002.400.5001.0001.5000.0
    C. Young RF10100100.161.277.304.5804.0
    b- K. Calhoun PH-RF10000100.153.201.190.3911.0
    Total3337315622-----
    • a-struck out for Marte in the 7th
    • b-walked for Young in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Martin DH51111023.250.309.433.7425.0
    N. Castellanos RF41100100.322.369.497.8673.0
    J. Candelario 3B31100101.273.364.516.8803.0
    J. McCann C32141112.266.324.396.72010.5
    N. Goodrum LF21100000.250.314.481.7952.0
    V. Reyes LF20110011.139.139.194.3333.5
    J. Hicks 1B40100021.279.326.467.7930.0
    J. Jones CF41200001.235.277.386.6625.0
    J. Iglesias SS41210001.251.304.369.6734.0
    D. Machado 2B31110112.211.267.289.5564.5
    Total34912824712-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Pujols (10), A. Simmons (12)
      • HR - M. Trout (18)
      • RBI - M. Trout (35), A. Pujols (27), A. Simmons (32)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Trout (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Jones 2 (12), D. Machado (10)
      • 3B - V. Reyes
      • HR - L. Martin (6), J. McCann (4)
      • RBI - L. Martin (17), J. McCann 4 (19), V. Reyes, J. Iglesias (17), D. Machado (17)
      • 2-Out RBI - V. Reyes
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Young (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Kinsler-Marte; Valbuena-Simmons)
      • PB - J. Briceno
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Iglesias-Machado-Hicks)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs (L, 3-4)5.06553513.601.28-1.5
      C. Bedrosian1.01000103.521.572.5
      A. Morris2.05441117.562.04-3.5
      Total8.01299472---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs (L, 3-4)5.0
      C. Bedrosian1.0
      A. Morris2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (W, 3-4)5.02003403.001.0719.0
      L. Coleman1.21000201.860.833.0
      D. Stumpf0.00001005.711.90-1.0
      B. Farmer0.23221005.921.81-6.0
      J. Jimenez0.20000002.491.140.0
      W. Saupold1.01110012.791.451.0
      Total9.0733561---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (W, 3-4)5.0
      L. Coleman1.2
      D. Stumpf0.0
      B. Farmer0.2
      J. Jimenez0.2
      W. Saupold1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Morris
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 82-50, C. Bedrosian 14-11, A. Morris 42-27
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 4-5, C. Bedrosian 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 23, C. Bedrosian 4, A. Morris 11
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Boyd (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 102-59, L. Coleman 18-13, D. Stumpf 4-0, B. Farmer 25-16, J. Jimenez 6-4, W. Saupold 17-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 1-10, L. Coleman 1-1, B. Farmer 2-0, W. Saupold 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 21, L. Coleman 5, D. Stumpf, B. Farmer 6, J. Jimenez 2, W. Saupold 4
      • Balks - M. Boyd
      • 9TH INNING
        Trout homered to center39
      • 8TH INNING
        Machado doubled to deep left, Iglesias scored29
        Iglesias singled to center, Jones scored28
        Simmons doubled to left, Pujols scored27
        Pujols doubled to deep right, Upton scored17
      • 7TH INNING
        Reyes tripled to deep left, McCann scored07
        Martin homered to right06
      • 3RD INNING
        McCann homered to left, Machado, Castellanos and Candelario scored05
      • 2ND INNING
        Jones grounded into double play second to first, Goodrum scored, Hicks out at second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Warwick Saupold relieved Joe Jimenez
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Calhoun lined out to center
        • Z. Cozart: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cozart grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Trout homered to center
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Upton lined out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Farmer Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Trout grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Upton: Strike swinging, Ball, Upton singled to center
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pujols doubled to deep right, Upton scored
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons doubled to left, Pujols scored
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valbuena walked
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Buck Farmer
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to deep left, Simmons to third
        • J. Briceno: Ball, Briceno popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Morris Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones doubled to deep left
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Jones to third on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Iglesias singled to center, Jones scored
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Machado doubled to deep left, Iglesias scored
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martin lined into double play first to shortstop, Machado out at second
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos flied out to left
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Luis Valbuena hit for Jefry Marte
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Kinsler singled to center
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Maldonado struck out looking
        • Kole Calhoun hit for Chris Young
        • Daniel Stumpf relieved Louis Coleman
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked, Kinsler to second
        • Buck Farmer relieved Daniel Stumpf
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Foul, Cozart grounded into fielder's choice to third, Kinsler out at third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Akeel Morris relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • Jose Briceno catching
        • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin homered to right
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos flied out to right
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Candelario popped out to shortstop
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCann walked
        • V. Reyes: Strike swinging, Ball, McCann to second on wild pitch, Reyes tripled to deep left, McCann scored
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton walked
        • Louis Coleman relieved Matthew Boyd
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Pujols fouled out to catcher
        • A. Simmons: Simmons grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Upton out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Tyler Skaggs
        • J. Hicks: Hicks grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Jones lined out to third
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Iglesias singled to left
        • D. Machado: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • M. Maldonado: Maldonado lined out to center
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Young singled to center
        • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cozart popped out to third
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Trout flied out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Castellanos flied out to center
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, McCann lined out to left
        • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Victor Reyes in left
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Pujols grounded out to third
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Simmons walked
        • J. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Marte lined out to left
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Kinsler flied out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Ball, Jones doubled to deep right center
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias fouled out to first
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martin popped out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • C. Young: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Young walked
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Cozart struck out looking
        • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Foul, Trout lined out to third
        • J. Upton: Ball, Young stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Upton struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • D. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Machado walked
        • L. Martin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos singled to left, Machado to second
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Candelario reached on an infield single to shortstop, Machado to third, Castellanos to second
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, McCann homered to left, Machado, Castellanos and Candelario scored
        • N. Goodrum: Goodrum grounded out to third
        • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Simmons singled to right
        • J. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Marte lined out to center
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Kinsler flied out to left
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Maldonado popped out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Hicks singled to center, Goodrum to third
        • J. Jones: Jones grounded into double play second to first, Goodrum scored, Hicks out at second
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike swinging, Iglesias grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cozart hit by pitch
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Upton struck out looking
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Candelario lined out to center
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)