Justin Verlander Loses No Hitter In 9th, Tigers Win 5-0

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Updated: August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015

Game 126 (Record 64-62)

Tigers 5- Angels 0

Fresh off a hard-fought 8-7 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Motown, the Angels were at it again, as they played game two, Tuesday night at Comerica Park. The Angels sent left hander, Hector Santiago to the mound, and he was opposed by Tigers’ starter, Justin Verlander.

Tigers got on the board in the second, as Nick Castellanos took Santiago deep, to give the Tigers the 1-0 lead. Hector would settle down until the fifth. In the fifth, he allowed a lead-off single to Rajai Davis, and then two batters later, Miguel Cabrera crushed a home run over the wall in left, as the Tigers now led 3-0. After a single to Victor Maritinez, J.D Martinez would hit a two- run home run to left, opening up the lead to 5-0. That would end the night for Santiago, as he was relieved by Cam Bedrosian, who got the last two outs of the fifth. Meanwhile, Justin Verlander was flirting with history, as he allowed just one walk in the third, through his first seven innings. In the eighth, Verlander allowed his second base runner, as he walked David Murphy to start the inning. He then got Erick Aybar to ground into a double play, and then retired C.J Cron via ground out to end the inning.  Down to his last three outs, Verlander would take the mound in the ninth, hoping to pull off the no-hitter. First batter was Chris Iannetta, who doubled down the line in left, breaking up the no hitter. Verlander then retired the next three, to finish the complete game, shutout, as the Tigers won the ballgame 5-0 over the Angels.

Winning Pitcher: Justin Verlander (2-6), 9IP, 1H,0ER,2BB, 9SO

Losing Pitcher: Hector Santiago (7-8), 4.1 IP, 7H, 5ER, 3BB, 3SO

UP NEXT:

The series will conclude on Thursday, as the Angels and Tigers will play the rubber match of the series. The game starts at 10:08 PT, and the Angels will send Matt Shoemaker (5-9, 4.76 ERA)to the mound, and he will be opposed by Tigers’ lefty, Randy Wolf (0-1, 3.86 ERA)

 

 

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