first_imgAfter Mike Trout’s 35th homer of the season made it 4-1, Luís García let the game get away by allowing five runs in the eighth.That left the Angels just to get the game over with, so they could pack their bags for a flight to Cleveland, where on Friday they will begin a nine-game trip. It will start with three against the Indians and end with four against the Boston Red Sox, a pair of teams ahead of the Angels in the American League wild-card race.This homestand was certainly not what the Angels envisioned to send them off to a difficult trip.“The harder you get hit in the face, the faster you stand up, for me, is what defines you as a team,” catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. “We gotta bounce back. We got a road trip here that we’re about to go on that’s gonna be tough. We got Cleveland. We got Boston. Cincinnati’s not gonna (roll) over for us. We gotta step up here. These guys here, we have a lot of tenacity, we have a lot of fight in us. We’re definitely gonna go out there and give it everything we got. I’m looking forward to this road trip and I know a lot of guys are too.”Added Calhoun: “We’re going to go out and play. We’re going to go out and play hard and play as a team. It’s a tough week but we can’t change it now. We can look forward. We’ll try to get this thing back on track.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield In the fifth, Suarez issued a leadoff walk and allowed two singles, coming out of the game with one out. It was the fifth consecutive start in which he’d failed to get through five innings.He had two more runs added to his line when Trevor Cahill allowed a two-run single to Brandon Dixon, putting the Angels in a 4-0 hole.“I felt a little uncomfortable,” Suarez said through an interpreter. “I didn’t feel very good with my changeup, so I had to find a way to fight with the rest of my pitches. 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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)ExpandANAHEIM — So much for the Angels carrying their momentum from a four-game winning streak into seven straight against two of the worst teams in the majors.The Angels lost 9-1 to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday afternoon, losing for the fifth time in seven games at home against the Tigers and Baltimore Orioles.The Tigers (32-72) and Orioles (36-71) have been buried in last place in their divisions.“Bad,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said when asked to sum up the stretch. “The two worst records in baseball and we go 2-5. That qualifies as a bad homestand.” Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Kole Calhoun, who said the Angels were back in the race after they had swept a pair of games at Dodger Stadium last week, agreed that this was a forgettable week.“Nothing went our way,” he said. “We didn’t swing the bats well. We didn’t throw the ball well. Against some guys that we’d like to take advantage of, given their records.”Mostly, the problem this week has been the Angels’ pitching, a glaring hole that went unaddressed at Wednesday’s trade deadline. The Angels allowed 48 runs in the seven games.In the past three games against Detroit, the Angels started Jaime Barría (age 23), Griffin Canning (23) and José Suarez (21). Of that trio of young pitchers, Barría and Canning combined to allow two earned runs in 11 innings, but Suarez didn’t fare as well on Wednesday.For the first two innings, the held the Tigers, but he gave up a pair of runs in the third, on a Jake Rogers homer and a Niko Goodrum RBI single. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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