In Monday afternoon MLB action, the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers will open up a series from Comerica Park. On Sunday, the Angels managed just four hits during a 3-1 road loss against the New York Yankees. Mike Trout went hitless in four at-bats and struck out twice for Los Angeles, who is 45 games out of first place in the AL West Division.
Twenty-six year old southpaw Tyler Skaggs (3-3 3.11 ERA) will make his 11th start for the Angels. Through 55 innings of work this season, Skaggs has struck out 59 batters and sports a respectable 1.24 WHIP.
The Detroit Tigers have won three of their last four games and are coming off a series win versus the Chicago White Sox. On Sunday, Blaine Hardy pitched seven innings of one-run ball to lead Detroit to a 3-2 victory. The Tigers are six games below .500 overall and trail Cleveland by 3.5 games for the AL Central Division lead.
Twenty-seven year old southpaw Matthew Boyd (2-4 3.29 ERA) will head to the hill for the Tigers on Monday. Through 52 innings of work, Boyd has allowed just three home runs and owns a solid 1.08 WHIP.