After scoring 13 unanswered runs on Tuesday to even their four-game series against the Detroit Tigers, the Los Angeles Angels could only manage three runs the rest of the way. On Thursday, only Mike Trout was able to keep the Angels from being shut out in a 5-1 loss.
Jerome Williams continued his rough patch, which has now stretched to five straight losses. The Angels starter gave up three runs in the bottom of the second inning on a Jhonny Peralta double and an Alex Avila home run.
A Danny Worth double in the fourth inning and a Miguel Cabrera homer in the fifth made it 5-0 Tigers. Max Scherzer was cruising, allowing just one hit to the Halos before Mike Trout led off the sixth inning with his 14th homer of the year. The Angels bats have cooled off horrifically, as they managed just three hits in the game. Scherzer walked four, but struck out nine Angels batters.
The Angels will try to regroup as they return home to kick off a crucial three-game series against the first-place Texas Rangers.
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