Detroit Tigers pummel Los Angeles Angels, 10-3
By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
DETROIT — Matthew Boyd watched his third pitch get sent into the left-field seats.
The Los Angeles Angels didn’t get much accomplished against Detroit’s left-hander after the game-opening blast and failed to prevent a second-year player from having his best performance at the plate.
Boyd pitched six strong innings and Ronny RodrÌguez drove in a career-high four runs, helping the Tigers beat the Angels 10-3 Wednesday night.
RodrÌguez hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the first inning. He had an RBI single in the two-run third and a run-scoring double in the four-run fifth to put Detroit up 7-1 and match his career high with three hits.
That was plenty of support for Boyd, who had his seventh straight quality start.
Boyd (4-2) allowed only one run on David Fletcher’s leadoff homer and just two more hits following the blast.
“He locked it down after that,” Detroit catcher John Hicks said.
Boyd had six strikeouts, including two while facing superstar Mike Trout and one against AL Rookie of the Year Shohei Ohtani.