Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
LA Angels0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130
Detroit0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 040
  W: P. Sandoval (4-8)   L: M. Manning (0-1)
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT, August 19, 2022
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan  Attendance: 28,197

Angels expect return of Mike Trout vs. Tigers

According to STATS
According to STATS

Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers

  1. The Angels went 6-1 against the Tigers a year ago, giving them a 37-16 (.698) record versus Detroit since 2013. That is the second-best mark for any American League club against a single AL opponent over the last 10 seasons (Yankees vs. Twins -- 40-16, .714).
  2. Los Angeles was swept by the Mariners this week after winning five of its previous six games. It was the ninth time the Angels were swept this season, tied with the Tigers for second most in the AL (Oakland -- 11).
  3. Since May 29, the Angels have lost 10 of 12 games with Patrick Sandoval starting. That is tied for the second-worst record by a team with any starter over that span (minimum 10 starts), trailing Cincinnati's Mike Minor (1-12, .077).
  4. The Tigers return to Detroit where they have lost six of their last seven and average a major-league worst 0.61 home runs per game. The Tigers have had the MLB-worst mark in home runs per game at home just once in franchise history (2001, 0.72 per game).
  5. Matt Manning made two starts against the Angels as a rookie last year and went 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA (4/9.2). Patrick Sandoval won his only career start versus Detroit in June last year, allowing three runs over 5.2 innings while striking out nine.
  6. Jonathan Schoop's .328 career batting average versus the Angels is his best mark versus any club he has at least 100 plate appearances against and is the second-best mark of any active player against the Angels (minimum 100 plate appearances; Jean Segura -- .331).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/19/2022 thru 8/21/2022

The Los Angeles Angels begin a 10-game road trip on Friday with the fourth-worst record in the American League.

The return of one of the game's premier players brings some excitement to their lengthy journey. Mike Trout says he's ready to rejoin the lineup after missing more than a month with upper back and left rib cage injuries.

The Angels officially activated Trout from the injured list on Friday, hours before the opener of their three-game series against the host Detroit Tigers.

"I'm excited," Trout said. "I'm happy with the progress. It was good for me to take time off and get it out of there. And now I get to play for about a month and a week, so I'm looking forward to it."

Trout hasn't played since July 12. The perennial All-Star was batting .270 with 24 home runs and 51 RBIs prior to being shelved. He missed most of last season due to a calf strain.

Trout didn't have a minor league rehab stint. Instead, he took batting practice over the weekend, faced live pitching on Monday and underwent a workout on Wednesday.

"Everything feels great," Trout said. "I had a recovery day (Tuesday) and I'm doing some stuff (Wednesday), and hopefully I'll be in there on Friday. I'm full-go."

On Thursday, interim manager Phil Nevin stopped short of saying Trout would be in the lineup.

"We'll see how he feels Friday," Nevin said.

The Angels' offense has floundered with or without Trout this season. They own a team batting average of .228, third-worst in the American League.

The Tigers have been even more inefficient. They're hitting .226 and remain the only team that hasn't scored at least 400 runs this season (384).

Los Angeles enters their road swing with a three-game losing streak. They were swept in a series with Seattle, surrendering 25 runs in the process.

"They've got really good hitters over there that don't chase much," Nevin said. "When you don't put it over the plate or you're behind in the count, you can get hurt."

Left-hander Patrick Sandoval (3-8, 3.42 ERA) will start the opener of the weekend series for the Angels.

He has struggled with his command throughout the season, issuing 49 walks in 100 innings. The problem has only gotten worse this month, as he's walked four batters in each of his past two outings.

However, Sandoval has only given up a total of four runs in his past three starts. He held Minnesota to two runs in five innings last Friday, but the Angels were shut out.

Sandoval won his lone career start against Detroit last season, striking out nine in 5 2/3 innings.

He'll be opposed by right-hander Matt Manning (0-0, 3.24 ERA), who will be making his fourth start this month since coming off the injured list. He gave up four runs and 10 hits in five innings against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

"In the beginning of the game, he had a hard time landing his spin and they hit him hard," manager A.J. Hinch said. "He gave up a lot of hits. When he spun balls in the strike zone they hit them. But he rebounded with a pretty good finish and a couple zeroes toward the end."

In his previous start, Manning tossed seven scoreless innings against Tampa Bay.

He faced the Angels twice last season, going 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 19, 2022