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Detroit0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 5112
LA Angels0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 x 7120
  W: S. Ohtani (3-1)   L: M. Manning (0-1)   S: R. Iglesias (12)
6:38 PM PT7:38 PM MT8:38 PM CT9:38 PM ET21:38 ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST9:08 PM VEN5:38 UAE (+1)7:38 PM CT, June 17, 2021
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California  Attendance: 30,709

Angels hopeful for Anthony Rendon return vs. Tigers

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Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels

  1. These teams last met in 2019, when they split six games -- alternating victories between the clubs. Four of the six games were won by the visiting team; one year prior, home teams were 6-1 in Tigers-Angels games.
  2. The Tigers are coming off a three-game sweep of the Royals in Kansas City and are 10-7 on the road since May 5 -- after beginning the season 4-13 away from home. They are 3-0 in one-run games on the road since June 5.
  3. On the heels of a six-game winning streak that pushed the Angels over .500, the Halos were swept in three games at Oakland. They have scored four or more runs in 11 straight games, the longest active streak in MLB and the longest for the club since a 14-game streak in the championship season of 2002.
  4. Since May 29, Jonathan Schoop tops all MLB hitters (minimum 50 plate appearances) with a .413 batting average (26-for-63), and his 26 hits in that span are tied with J.P. Crawford for the most in the AL. Prior to the hot streak, Schoop was hitting .222 this season.
  5. Shohei Ohtani homered on Tuesday and Wednesday; since June 8, he is hitting .400 (10-for-25) with six of his 10 hits going for extra bases (three doubles, three homers). In five of his last six starts on the hill, Ohtani has gone five or more innings and allowed three runs or fewer.
  6. Matt Manning makes his MLB debut for the Tigers on Thursday. Manning's 8.07 ERA for Toledo in 2021 is the highest among the 47 Triple-A pitchers with at least 30 innings this season.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/17/2021 thru 6/20/2021

The Los Angeles Angels hope to receive a boost in the return of third baseman Anthony Rendon when they kick off a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday at Anaheim, Calif.

Rendon strained the triceps muscle on his right arm Monday when diving for a ball in Oakland. He did not play Tuesday or Wednesday, but the hope is he will avoid a trip to the injured list and get back in the lineup as soon as Thursday or Friday.

Without Rendon, the Angels were swept during a three-games series with the Athletics.

"He's better than we thought or expected," manager Joe Maddon said. "He went through a couple tests outside with the trainers. We expect him to be out a couple days, which is good news. I guess it was a mild strain of sorts. ... That's the initial report."

Avoiding the injured list would be the first lucky break Rendon has received this season. He's already spent time sidelined twice, once with a strained groin and once with a knee contusion.

The lack of consistent playing time, and the absence of Mike Trout in the lineup (calf strain), has contributed to Rendon having what has so far been the worst season of his career. His batting average (.241) and on-base percentage (.314) would be career lows.

Right-hander Shohei Ohtani (2-1, 2.85 ERA) will make his 10th start of the season for Los Angeles. He's coming off a no-decision in his last start against Arizona, in which he allowed two runs in five innings, striking out eight and walking two.

Ohtani has made one career start in 2018 against Detroit, getting a no-decision after giving up one run and three hits in five innings.

Right-hander Matt Manning will start on the mound for the Tigers, making his major league debut. Manning is highly touted -- he's the organization's No. 3-ranked prospect -- but struggled a bit after his promotion to Triple-A this season.

He went 1-3 with an 8.07 ERA in seven starts for the Toledo Mud Hens and had particular trouble with the long ball, giving up 11 home runs in 32 1/3 innings. Manning, though, said his time with the Mud Hens was time well spent, learning how to use his pitching repertoire.

"I learned how to pitch inside," he said. "I learned about landing my breaking balls, being a little more fine towards the edges, knowing when to expand the zone, when throwing too many strikes is sometimes a bad thing.

"I think for the most part, I threw strikes. The quality of strikes was better in some innings, sometimes it fell off. Those are things you get away with in the lower levels. The Triple-A hitters are real; they made me pay for it, and it made me better."

Manning was selected ninth overall in the first round of the 2016 MLB draft.

The 23-year-old, who stands 6-foot-6, is the son of Rich Manning, who at 6-foot-11 played in 55 NBA games in the mid-1990s for the Vancouver Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers.

Detroit has won three straight.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 16, 2021

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