Shohei Ohtani continued his spectacular performance by delivering another strong performance, helping the Los Angeles Angels to match a franchise record with an 8-run comeback victory in a 13-10 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Manager Joe Maddon stated, “They never give up.” They never give up.”
Max Stassi scored a two-run run to get the Angels ahead in the eighth. The Angels added another run and won the game. They trailed 10-2, equaling the deficit they faced on Aug. 29, 1986, against Detroit.
Manager A.J. Hinch stated. Hinch said, “This is a terrible loss. We had complete control of the game. This one got away from us.”
Miguel Cabrera also missed an opportunity to score his 500th home run.
He had multiple hits for the first time since Aug. 11, when his home run No. 11 was hit. 499. He grounded out, with a chance at the milestone and pulling the Tigers within an eighth run—this completed day 2.
Cabrera drove in four runs for Detroit to open a 10-2 lead in five innings.
Mike Mayers (6-4) pitched a perfect seventh, and Austin Warren was saved with two perfect innings.
Michael Fulmer (5-5) was the loser. He gave up three runs and three hits in the eighth inning.
Cabrera couldn’t clear the fence for the 500th time in his professional career. However, his teammates Zack Short and Jeimer Candelario hit solo homers.
Jonathan Schoop’s RBI triple — his third hit — gave the Tigers an eight-run cushion, but it wasn’t enough.
Los Angeles scored six runs in the sixth inning, two of which were on Brandon Marsh’s double triples. The seventh inning saw Los Angeles add one more run to bring it down to 10-9.
Maddon stated that Marsh running with his long hair flowing behind was beautiful.
He laughed and said, “It’s almost like Fabio hitting a triple.”
Los Angeles led 11-9 after Stassi’s line drive across the left-field wall. Ohtani scored a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give the Angels a two-run lead.
Marsh claimed it was his most incredible comeback at any level of baseball.
He said, “A moment to cherish forever.”
Ohtani scored his 40th homer Wednesday night — a night when he was also dominating on the mound — and Maddon stated that Comerica Park fans cheered louder than any other city for the star.
Maddon stated, “What they saw him doing is very unusual, and they might not see it again for a long time.” It’s not surprising that people would do this. Ernie Harwell raised them.
Hinch was dismissed in the fifth inning after arguing about a replay. It was ruled that Dustin Garneau interfered with Justin Upton’s at bat.
Hinch stated, “It’s unacceptable.” It was wrongly handled, I believe.
Joe Jimenez has dismissed the next inning after Quinn Wolcott, the home plate umpire didn’t like the words of the right-hander. George Lombard, bench coach, pulled him because he had walked two consecutive bases with no runners.
Jimenez surrendered three hits on one walk, two walks and one hit without getting out.
Bill Freehan, an 11-time All-Star catcher for the Detroit Tigers and a key player on the 1968 World Series champion team, died at 79. There was a moment of silence before the game as he was shown video and photos on the video board.
TRAINER’S ROH ROOM
Angels: Patrick Sandoval (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Joe Maddon, the manager Joe Maddon, didn’t sound like he expected the LHP to return soon.
Maddon stated, “He’s going not to be pitching for a while.”
Tigers: C Eric Haase (abdominal strain) was placed on the 10-day injured, and OF Daz Cameron was removed from the list to fill the roster spot.
Angels: RHP Jaime Barria (2-1) was scheduled to begin Friday at Cleveland. This is the third city in a 10-game road trip that includes a game against Cleveland Indians on Sunday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania’s Little League Classic.
Tigers: LHP Tyler Alex (2-2) was expected Friday at Toronto. The Blue Jays’ probable starter was LHP Robbie Ray (9-5). Detroit will also host a St. Louis-based two-game series.