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Game Day Thread: Shoemaker silences Tigers offense in 7-0 shutout.

Sep 30, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton (8) walks back to third base against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers (17-17) vs. Los Angeles Angels (18-20)  

Box Score via MLB.com

First Pitch: 10:07 EST

Stadium: Angels Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA 

Weatherhttp://66°F • Partly Cloudy • 0% PoP

Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket

Tigers Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler (2B)
  2. Nick Castellanos (3B)
  3. Miguel Cabrera (1B)
  4. Victor Martinez (DH)
  5. Justin Upton (LF)
  6. J.D. Martinez (RF)
  7. Alex Avila (C)
  8. Andrew Romine (CF)
  9. Jose Iglesias (SS)

Hitter’s Box Score via MLB.com

Pitching Results:

WP: Matt Shoemaker (2-2, 4.50 ERA)

LP: Jordan Zimmermann (3-2, 6.28 ERA) 

Pitcher’s Box Score via MLB.com

Standings: 

Standings via MLB.com

Game Notes: 

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays
Apr 20, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) reacts after he stuck out during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Another night, another start by Jordan Zimmermann, and another night where the Tigers come out on the losing end of things. Zim isn’t completely to blame for the loss, he was decent; however, being a bit unlucky never allows for a winnable game either, and tonight the Tigers were unlucky in many ways.

From bloop singles, to an unfavorable pitching matchup, to misplays in the outfield, everything was working against the team tonight. And back to .500 on the season they go.

They got to Matt Shoemaker early, loading the bases in the second inning with no one out, but Shoemaker tight-roped his way out of trouble, allowing zero runs to score. After that, the Tigers offense managed only three base runners for the rest of the game.

Anibal Sanchez came into the game in the eighth inning and gave up a two-run home run to Mike Trout — extending the lead to 7-0, and nailing the door shut on the game for the boys in the Old English D.

Shoemaker has the Tigers number, now boasting a 0.80 ERA against the Tigers in his career.

Looking Ahead:

Tomorrow the Tigers send Daniel Norris (2-2, 4.55 ERA) to the hill going against Ricky Nolasco (2-2, 4.31 ERA). They’ll need a complete team effort if they plan to earn the win against the Angels, a team they have struggled with mightily since 2000.

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