Miguel Cabrera tries for 500 as Tigers open series with Angels

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Aug 17, 2021


Following an off day, Miguel Cabrera takes another swing at career homer No. 500 when the Detroit Tigers face Dylan Bundy (2-9, 6.17 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels at home.

Cabrera struck out twice and hit a shallow flyball Sunday as Cleveland starter Triston McKenzie retired the first 23 Detroit batters before Harold Castro singled with two outs in the eighth inning of an 11-0 Indians victory.


Los Angeles Angels (59-61, fourth in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (58-62, third in the AL Central)
Detroit; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Dylan Bundy (2-9, 6.17 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 78 strikeouts) Tigers: Casey Mize (6-6, 3.67 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 94 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tigers -123, Angels +104; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels head to play the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.

The Tigers are 33-27 on their home turf. Detroit has a collective on-base percentage of .308, led by Jeimer Candelario with a mark of .361.

The Angels are 27-31 on the road. Los Angeles is slugging .416 as a unit. Shohei Ohtani leads the team with a slugging percentage of .639.

The Tigers won the last meeting 5-3. Jose Cisnero recorded his first victory and Daz Cameron went 2-for-5 with two RBIs for Detroit. Raisel Iglesias registered his third loss for Los Angeles.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with 65 RBIs and is batting .281.

Ohtani leads the Angels with 39 home runs and is slugging .639.

LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 6-4, .242 batting average, 3.68 ERA, outscored by one run

Angels: 3-7, .209 batting average, 5.21 ERA, outscored by 22 runs

INJURIES: Tigers: Jose Urena: (groin), Spencer Turnbull: (forearm), Julio Teheran: (shoulder), Rony Garcia: (knee), Matthew Boyd: (arm), Derek Hill: (ribcage), Niko Goodrum: (groin), Daz Cameron: (toe), Akil Baddoo: (concussion), Isaac Paredes: (hip), Jake Rogers: (arm).

Angels: Alex Cobb: (wrist), Luke Bard: (hip), Mike Trout: (calf), Dexter Fowler: (knee), Anthony Rendon: (hip), Franklin Barreto: (right elbow).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.