Rodríguez and Boyd lead Tigers in 10-3 win over Angels

DETROIT (AP) Matthew Boyd watched his third pitch get sent into the left-field seats.

The Los Angeles Angels didn't get much accomplished against Detroit's left-hander after the game-opening blast and failed to prevent a second-year player from having his best performance at the plate.

Boyd pitched six strong innings and Ronny Rodriguez drove in a career-high four runs, helping the Tigers beat the Angels 10-3 Wednesday night.

Rodriguez hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the first inning. He had an RBI single in the two-run third and a run-scoring double in the four-run fifth to put Detroit up 7-1 and match his career high with three hits.

That was plenty of support for Boyd, who had his seventh straight quality start.

Boyd (4-2) allowed only one run on David Fletcher's leadoff homer and just two more hits following the blast.

''He locked it down after that,'' Detroit catcher John Hicks said.

Boyd had six strikeouts, including two while facing superstar Mike Trout and one against AL Rookie of the Year Shohei Ohtani.

''I don't know if I would have ever predicted that Matt Boyd was going to become a strikeout pitcher,'' said Angels manager Brad Ausmus, who led the Tigers from 2014-2017. ''I thought he had a very good chance to be a solid major league pitcher, but his slider is as good as we've seen from any left-handed pitcher this season.''

Trout was 0 for 4 and matched a season high with three strikeouts.

''We've set such an impossibly high standard for Mike that it seems like he's in a terrible slump if he goes hitless for one game,'' Ausmus said. ''I don't think he feels great at the plate right now, but I think he's going to be fine.''

Ohtani, who was 0 for 4 in his season debut Tuesday, was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and was hit on his right elbow by a pitch.

Tyler Skaggs (3-3) gave up eight runs - seven earned - on eight hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings. He was 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in his two previous starts, coming off the injured list with a sprained left ankle, and had allowed just nine runs over his first five starts this year.

''Even though I thought I threw pretty well, they were hitting my mistakes,'' Skaggs said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Ohtani is not throwing this week, following his previously planned program. The two-way player had Tommy John surgery in October and is not expected to pitch this season. ... RHP Keynan Middleton, recovering from Tommy John surgery, is throwing again after having a minor setback.

Tigers: Manager Ron Gardenhire said he was feeling OK a day after an allergic reaction to something he ate or drank led to him leaving the dugout early in Tuesday night's game. ... IF Josh Harrison is scheduled to play three games this week in Lakeland, Florida, to prepare for his comeback from a strained right leg.

FALLING SHORT

Angels star Albert Pujols was perhaps a couple feet from reaching 2,000 career RBIs, a total just Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086) have reached since the statistic has been recorded since 1920. Pujols hit a long fly to left that was caught by Niko Goodrum just above the wall.

''Albert is hitting the ball well, but he hit some balls hard to the worst part of this place,'' Ausmus said. ''Comerica Park is where home runs go to die.''

WHO'S ON FIRST?

With Ohtani in the lineup most games as a designated hitter, Ausmus plans to play Pujols against all left-handed pitchers and some right-handers while giving Justin Bour some chances to hit against right-handed pitchers.

''I'm going to be very cognizant of taking care of Albert and keeping him healthy the entire season,'' Ausmus said.

UP NEXT

Angels: TBA. The team did not announce who would pitch Thursday in the series finale.

Tigers: LHP Ryan Carpenter. Detroit recalled him from Triple-A Toledo to make his first start of the season after 1-2 with a 7.25 ERA last season, his first in the majors.

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LAA16-20
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DET16-17
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  • W: M. Boyd (4-2)L: T. Skaggs (3-3)
  • HR: LAA - J. Lucroy (5), D. Fletcher (3), DET - J. Jones (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Trout CF40000032.280.462.5421.004-1.5
S. Ohtani DH30000022.000.222.000.2220.0
A. Simmons SS41200000.295.313.432.7453.0
A. Pujols 1B40000003.207.286.388.6740.0
B. Goodwin LF40000021.308.387.500.887-1.0
J. Lucroy C41221010.276.327.448.7758.5
K. Calhoun RF30000100.214.306.460.7661.0
Z. Cozart 3B40100011.125.167.139.3060.5
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    J. Candelario 3B50000033.211.317.301.618-1.5
    N. Castellanos RF42100000.276.338.439.7774.0
    M. Cabrera 1B41100120.302.368.372.7402.0
    H. Castro 2B00000000.167.231.167.3970.0
    N. Goodrum LF42100004.226.331.387.7173.0
    R. Rodriguez 2B-1B41340000.340.379.7171.09611.0
    J. Hicks C31120001.300.348.450.7985.0
    B. Dixon DH41110031.286.310.464.7751.5
    G. Beckham SS21100200.261.382.565.9476.0
    J. Jones CF41121002.162.230.294.5247.0
    M. Boyd P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Stumpf P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    R. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Fletcher (5), J. Lucroy (3)
      • HR - D. Fletcher (3), J. Lucroy (5)
      • RBI - D. Fletcher (13), J. Lucroy 2 (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 3 (3), S. Ohtani 2 (2), A. Pujols 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Rodriguez (7), J. Hicks (6)
      • 3B - R. Rodriguez (2), G. Beckham
      • HR - J. Jones (2)
      • SF - J. Hicks
      • RBI - R. Rodriguez 4 (12), J. Hicks 2 (6), B. Dixon (8), J. Jones 2 (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Rodriguez 3 (5), J. Hicks (3), B. Dixon (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Candelario 3 (3), J. Hicks, B. Dixon
      FIELDING
      • E - Z. Cozart (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - R. Rodriguez (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs (L, 3-3)4.28872404.701.37-8.0
      N. Ramirez1.10001202.701.023.0
      L. Garcia1.00000102.571.433.5
      C. Allen1.02220117.201.90-0.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs (L, 3-3)4.2
      N. Ramirez1.1
      L. Garcia1.0
      C. Allen1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (W, 4-2)6.03110612.860.9327.0
      D. Stumpf1.01110014.151.271.0
      J. Jimenez1.00000204.401.264.0
      R. Garrett1.03111104.762.47-1.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (W, 4-2)6.0
      D. Stumpf1.0
      J. Jimenez1.0
      R. Garrett1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Skaggs
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 88-57, N. Ramirez 22-14, L. Garcia 11-7, C. Allen 23-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 1-9, N. Ramirez 1-2, L. Garcia 1-1, C. Allen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 25, N. Ramirez 6, L. Garcia 3, C. Allen 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Boyd (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 93-64, D. Stumpf 14-9, J. Jimenez 14-10, R. Garrett 27-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 5-8, J. Jimenez 1-0, R. Garrett 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 23, D. Stumpf 4, J. Jimenez 3, R. Garrett 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Fletcher 2B51211003.306.359.454.8138.0
      M. Trout CF40000032.280.462.5421.004-1.5
      S. Ohtani DH30000022.000.222.000.2220.0
      A. Simmons SS41200000.295.313.432.7453.0
      A. Pujols 1B40000003.207.286.388.6740.0
      B. Goodwin LF40000021.308.387.500.887-1.0
      J. Lucroy C41221010.276.327.448.7758.5
      K. Calhoun RF30000100.214.306.460.7661.0
      Z. Cozart 3B40100011.125.167.139.3060.5
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      N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        J. Candelario 3B50000033.211.317.301.618-1.5
        N. Castellanos RF42100000.276.338.439.7774.0
        M. Cabrera 1B41100120.302.368.372.7402.0
        H. Castro 2B00000000.167.231.167.3970.0
        N. Goodrum LF42100004.226.331.387.7173.0
        R. Rodriguez 2B-1B41340000.340.379.7171.09611.0
        J. Hicks C31120001.300.348.450.7985.0
        B. Dixon DH41110031.286.310.464.7751.5
        G. Beckham SS21100200.261.382.565.9476.0
        J. Jones CF41121002.162.230.294.5247.0
        M. Boyd P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        D. Stumpf P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Jimenez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        R. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total341010913811-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Fletcher (5), J. Lucroy (3)
          • HR - D. Fletcher (3), J. Lucroy (5)
          • RBI - D. Fletcher (13), J. Lucroy 2 (16)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 3 (3), S. Ohtani 2 (2), A. Pujols 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Rodriguez (7), J. Hicks (6)
          • 3B - R. Rodriguez (2), G. Beckham
          • HR - J. Jones (2)
          • SF - J. Hicks
          • RBI - R. Rodriguez 4 (12), J. Hicks 2 (6), B. Dixon (8), J. Jones 2 (4)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Rodriguez 3 (5), J. Hicks (3), B. Dixon (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Candelario 3 (3), J. Hicks, B. Dixon
          FIELDING
          • E - Z. Cozart (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - R. Rodriguez (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Skaggs (L, 3-3)4.28872404.701.37-8.0
          N. Ramirez1.10001202.701.023.0
          L. Garcia1.00000102.571.433.5
          C. Allen1.02220117.201.90-0.5
          Total8.010109381---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Skaggs (L, 3-3)4.2
          N. Ramirez1.1
          L. Garcia1.0
          C. Allen1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Boyd (W, 4-2)6.03110612.860.9327.0
          D. Stumpf1.01110014.151.271.0
          J. Jimenez1.00000204.401.264.0
          R. Garrett1.03111104.762.47-1.5
          Total9.0733192---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Boyd (W, 4-2)6.0
          D. Stumpf1.0
          J. Jimenez1.0
          R. Garrett1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - T. Skaggs
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 88-57, N. Ramirez 22-14, L. Garcia 11-7, C. Allen 23-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 1-9, N. Ramirez 1-2, L. Garcia 1-1, C. Allen 1-1
          • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 25, N. Ramirez 6, L. Garcia 3, C. Allen 5
          PITCHING
          • HBP - M. Boyd (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 93-64, D. Stumpf 14-9, J. Jimenez 14-10, R. Garrett 27-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 5-8, J. Jimenez 1-0, R. Garrett 2-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 23, D. Stumpf 4, J. Jimenez 3, R. Garrett 7
          • 9TH INNING
            Lucroy doubled to shallow left, Simmons scored310
          • 8TH INNING
            Jones homered to left center, Beckham scored210
          • 7TH INNING
            Lucroy homered to left28
          • 5TH INNING
            Jones safe at first on 3rd baseman Cozart throwing error, Dixon scored, Beckham to third18
            Dixon singled to shallow center, Hicks scored17
            Hicks doubled to left center, Rodriguez scored16
            Rodriguez doubled to left, Goodrum scored15
          • 3RD INNING
            Hicks hit sacrifice fly to right, Cabrera scored, Rodriguez to third14
            Rodriguez singled to left, Castellanos scored, Cabrera to third, Rodriguez to second13
          • 1ST INNING
            Rodriguez tripled to left center, Castellanos and Goodrum scored12
            Fletcher homered to left10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Reed Garrett relieved Joe Jimenez
            • Harold Castro at second base
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Simmons singled to shallow left center
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Simmons to second on fielder's indifference, Pujols grounded out to third, Simmons to third
            • B. Goodwin: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lucroy doubled to shallow left, Simmons scored
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Calhoun walked
            • Z. Cozart: Cozart singled to shallow left, Lucroy to third, Calhoun to second
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher reached on fielder's choice to third, Cozart out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Joe Jimenez relieved Daniel Stumpf
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Cody Allen relieved Luis Garcia
            • G. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham tripled to deep right center
            • J. Jones: Ball, Jones homered to left center, Beckham scored
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Castellanos flied out to deep right
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Daniel Stumpf relieved Matthew Boyd
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Goodwin flied out to left
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lucroy homered to left
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun flied out to deep right
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Cozart popped out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Luis Garcia relieved Noe Ramirez
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Ball, Rodriguez grounded out to third
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hicks flied out to left
            • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Trout struck out on foul tip
            • S. Ohtani: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ohtani hit by pitch
            • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Simmons singled to shallow center, Ohtani to second
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pujols flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • N. Ramirez Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos popped out to second
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Goodrum fouled out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Lucroy flied out to deep right
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to pitcher
            • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cozart popped out to first
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castellanos lined out to center
            • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Goodrum singled to right
            • R. Rodriguez: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Rodriguez doubled to left, Goodrum scored
            • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Hicks doubled to left center, Rodriguez scored
            • B. Dixon: Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon singled to shallow center, Hicks scored
            • Noe Ramirez relieved Tyler Skaggs
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham walked, Dixon to second
            • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones safe at first on 3rd baseman Cozart throwing error, Dixon scored, Beckham to third
            • J. Candelario: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Simmons popped out to first
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols flied out to center
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Goodwin struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Beckham flied out to deep left
            • J. Jones: Ball, Jones fouled out to catcher
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Candelario popped out to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun safe at first on 1st baseman Rodriguez fielding error
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Fletcher doubled to shallow left, Calhoun to third
            • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ohtani grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Castellanos hit by pitch
            • M. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to center, Castellanos to second
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum lined out to right
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike looking, Rodriguez singled to left, Castellanos scored, Cabrera to third, Rodriguez to second
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Hicks hit sacrifice fly to right, Cabrera scored, Rodriguez to third
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Dixon struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols flied out to deep center
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Goodwin grounded out to second
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • G. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Beckham walked
            • J. Jones: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Jones popped out to second
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Fletcher homered to left
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout flied out to deep right
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking
            • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Simmons popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Candelario popped out to first
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos singled to shallow center
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Castellanos to second
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Goodrum reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castellanos to third, Cabrera out at second
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Rodriguez tripled to left center, Castellanos and Goodrum scored
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Foul, Hicks popped bunt out to pitcher
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)